Sometimes, we see an issue that cannot be ignored. Secondhand Hounds does a lot to help homeless animals, but in the last couple years, we began to hear about a different epidemic. Feral cats, with the only home they have ever known, unable to acclimate to the indoors, yet perpetuating the issue of overpopulation. And we could not ignore this, so started a TNR Program within Secondhand Hounds.
Trap, Neuter, Return is the humane and effective approach to aid stray and feral cats. This has been in practice for decades and we have developed our own program to help more of these animals in need. We humanely trap cats, take them to a veterinarian for a spay/neuter and vaccinations, and then return them to their outdoor home (colony). If the cat and/or kittens are friendly, they can be entered into the Consignment Cats of Secondhand Hounds program for regular adoption. It has been proven that colonies diminish in size over time, and we are looking forward to making a local impact on the stray/feral cat problem in the Twin Cities.
If you are interested in learning more or assisting with our TNR program, please fill out a volunteer application!
To donate to our TNR initiatives, please indicate so in the notes with your tax deductible donation and the money will be directed there.