What is TNR, you ask? TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return, and it’s proven to be the most humane and effective method of managing feral cat populations.
How does it work, you ask? Well, this week we take you on an adventure to see how a TNR program works – first-hand.
We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to volunteer with Best Friends Animal Society on this TNR program with our local shelter, and we encourage you to volunteer in your local communities as well. It is not always an easy job, to be sure. If you’re die-hard cat lovers like us, letting a cat loose without knowing if it has a caring, loving home can get pretty hard.
The way I handle it is by telling myself that, regardless of how ‘feral’ the cat may seem, there just might be someone waiting to see their best fur-friend and take care of them. And knowing that you literally just saved a cat from death is pretty darn satisfying.
Fascinating Fun Feline Facts of the Week:
This week I learned that cats can get up to a speed of 31 mph in a short distance! Dude – that’s fast. It makes the ‘quick as a cat’ cliche seem so much more valid. Our Mr. Twister (Oliver Twist) might actually beat that statistic when he’s trying to sneak out the back door. 😉
Adrienne’s fun feline fact this week was equally interesting. She learned that cats have 32 muscles in their ears – and humans only have 6! Can you imagine? Those little ears, beautiful and tiny, with THIRTY TWO muscles in them? Cray Cray.
Favorite Moment of the Week:
Both of our favorite moments of the week center around the beautiful women we have in our lives – our women’s group and our bestie, Michelle. We are so lucky to have such great role models, supporters and providers in our life and they all shined a bright light on our ‘not-so-bright’ week and helped us to remember to count our blessings. We thank the Universe for these gals every day.
Remember to call around to your local shelters and see where you can fit in an hour of your week to help save cats. I promise you that it will make you a better person and cat parent – and you won’t regret it. 🙂