The mission of the Plainville
Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) Program is to reduce the population of feral cats,
benefit public health, improve the quality of life for residents, and ensure the
humane treatment of feral cats.
About the Program
During TNR, colonies of cats
are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies, and ear
tipped for identification. They are then returned to colony caregivers.
Trap/Neuter/Return is a
win-win opportunity for both cats and the public! After being sterilized, cats
are free from the stresses of reproducing and caring for new litters. Nuisance mating
behaviors such as roaming, spraying and yowling are reduced or eliminated,
which makes them better neighbors. Having food, water and shelter provided in
appropriate areas helps keep the cats close to home and should prevent them from
scattering garbage in search of leftovers. The cats are carefully monitored by
their caregivers, who let us know when any are sick or injured so that we can
get them medical attention. Caregivers also watch for kittens and let us know
when there are any new cats that need fixed.
Colony Caregivers Needed
We need compassionate people in
become Colony Caregivers. We will spay or neuter your feral cats, vaccinate
them against rabies and ear tip them for FREE! Not only will we help your cats,
but we will also provide free training and education so that you can give them
the best possible care while staying on good terms with the neighbors! Simply
fill out, print and return the Request form below!
Plainville TNR is a
non-profit program operated mainly by volunteers. No matter what your interest
or specialty, we will greatly appreciate any time you can spare. In the field
you can prepare and set traps, transport cats to and from the vet, monitor and
care for cats after surgery, and clean traps. Like talking to people? Help us
spread the word by advertising, distributing flyers, or canvassing
neighborhoods. Do you have great people skills and enjoy helping others? Support
public relations by resolving conflicts and helping community cats become
better neighbors. Spring and Summer is kitten season and we will likely be
needing fosters to care for kittens before they can be adopted. If you are
interested in lending a hand please fill out, print and return the Request and Waiver
Would you like to help don't
have the time to volunteer? Financial and in-kind donations help keep our program moving forward. No act of kindness goes
unnoticed, and even the simplest of items can make a world of difference. Needed
-Trap covers such as towels,
blankets or sheets
-Bait, like tuna or sardines.
The smellier the better!
-Small food/water bowls
-Puppy training pads
-Kitten milk replacer
-Heating pad/kitten warmer
-Food (soft and dry)
-Small food/water bowls
We understand that not
everyone is a fan of outdoor cats, and its okay if you aren't! Plainville TNR
volunteers and caregivers respect everyone's rights. We will listen to your
concerns and help resolve any issues. Are cats lounging on your porch? Digging
in your flowerbed? We can help! These cats are demonstrating natural behaviors,
but in undesirable places. To correct this we use a two-pronged approach; 1.) deterring
the cats from the area where they are unwanted and 2.) providing another area,
generally on the caregiver's property, where their behavior is acceptable.
For questions, concerns or more
information please feel free to contact us at:
Plainville TNR Program
P.O. Box 266
Plainville, KS 67663
Or message us below! Like us!