City services | February 26, 2020
The City of Mississauga is making enhancements to its Trap Neuter Return Management (TNRM) program. The TNRM program helps manage the feral cat population (unowned domestic outdoors cats that avoid human contact), improves their well-being and provides support to feral cat colony operators.
“Our TNRM program has been helpful in managing the feral cat population,” said Jay Smith, Manager, Animal Services. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen significant improvements in the save-rate of domestic animals, including feral cats, by 90 per cent and a decrease in the number of euthanized animals by 96 per cent – thanks in large part to the TNRM program.”
Mississauga Animal Services support a number of colony operators who trap feral cats for the purpose of spaying/neutering and releasing them. Some of the support through the TNRM program includes:
Smith added, “We understand the importance of working closely with colony operators, the community and our partners to better achieve the program’s main objectives and goals. We’re dedicated to continue working with them in an effort to decrease the feral cat population, while ensuring their well-being.”
Through consultations with stakeholders and the public, the City has identified the following opportunities for enhancing the TNRM program:
Enhancements to the TNRM program will go to Council on March 4, 2020 for final approval.
To learn more about Mississauga Animal Services, visit mississauga.ca/animalservices.
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