Ten Lives Cat Rescue

Trap, Neuter, Return

With an estimated 75,000 stray cats in Rhode Island, we know that the best way to reduce the homeless cat population is by spaying and neutering. In the event that a cat is unable to be socialized and happily live indoors, we believe that TNR (trap, neuter, return) is the most humane option. What is TNR?




TNR (trap, neuter, return) is when a feral community cat is humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and then returned to their outdoor home. The cats who come through our TNR program are not socialized to humans and not adoptable. These cats live in colonies with other community cats and are cared for by a dedicated caretaker. Research shows that TNR is the most humane and effective approach to caring for community cats. 


Is there an unowned community cat in your neighborhood that needs TNR services? Please submit our TNR request form and a volunteer will be in touch via email. Interested in joining our TNR team and being a hero to community cats? Please submit our volunteer app and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch!

Please note, we are a small rescue and there may be extended wait times until a request can be fulfilled. These services are dedicated to reducing the homeless cat population in Rhode Island and we are unable to help with trapping personal cats. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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