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Class Now Offered to Public for TNR Program

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is helping residents in the Miami Valley address cat overpopulation through a special training course. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is offering a free Cat Trapper Training Course at their main shelter, 1661 Nicholas Road in Dayton, to help residents understand how to safely trap cats so that they can be spayed or neutered through the Trap-Neuter-Return program at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Plus, as a bonus, for anyone who completes the training, they will receive a starter kit as well as a Cat Trapper Training Program membership card, which allows the individual to rent traps from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton for free. Typically, there is a $75 deposit that is then returned when the trap is brought back as well as a $1 per day rental fee.

In this course, people will learn:

  • The basics about Trap-Neuter-Return and why it is important
  • How to properly set up a humane trap
  • Personal and animal safety tips to keep you and the cats safe
  • And so much more

Space for the course is limited, so the Humane Society of Greater Dayton requires you to sign up in advance. You can sign up online by visiting https://tinyurl.com/tazcmvk.

Trap-Neuter-Return is a catch-and-release spay/neuter program designed to lower the number of outdoor cats humanely, effectively and ethically. This program lowers the number of free-roaming community cats through sterilization rather than by euthanasia. Cats in the program are spayed or neutered and eartipped before being returned to where they were trapped. Cats cannot simply be removed from an area. If you were to simply remove the cat from the area, other cats will fill in the void and will continue to reproduce. By returning the cat to the spot where it was trapped, we are placing a spayed or neutered cat back into the community. They will use the same resources as they did before, but they will no longer contribute to reproducing. By spaying or neutering a cat, we are also lowering the number or problematic issues such as fighting, spraying or yowling that can be a nuisance to homeowners.

For more information on this class, contact awarner@hsdayton.org.

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