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Trap

NeuterReturn

Promoting effective and compassionate animal control

How does

Trap-Neuter-Return work?

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You see a fury friend in your neighborhood. You give us a call to let us know there's a stray cat in your community.

STEP 1

Trap-Neuter-Return Program

The Beloved Community Center helps animal control with a humane approach that stops community cat reproduction while also saving their lives. The description “community cats” includes cats that are: strays, feral, abandoned and lost pets as well as alley cats. Unlike domesticated pet cats, community cats are afraid of most people and can’t be adopted or socialized to become our pets; and while they can live and thrive outdoors without or beyond dependence on a human family, they are often killed when sent to animal shelters. And this is where YOU come in. You can help save cat lives by becoming a BCC Advo-cat!

What's a BCC Advo-cat?

Beloved Community Center Advo-cats are Dallas County residents residing in communities where a high population of stray cats exist. Advo-cats advocate for community cats by contacting the Beloved Community Center's hotline to request T-N-R services.
 

Our Advo-cats understand that,

"On the sixth day, "..God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. - Genesis 1:24, 25

Cats are living creatures created by God and while some consider cats as creepy, they are still God's creatures and in His eyes they are good. Our Advo-cats agree!

And while domesticated cats enjoy the love of humans and security of a home, our Advo-cats do their part to ensure homeless cats get to live out the number of their 9 lives :)...in the alleys and on the streets. Though you may not be able to open your home to a community cat, you can become a BCC Advo-cat.

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CAT FACTS

Did you know that ear-tipping is a surgical procedure that gently tips the top of the cats ear to ensure the community knows that the cat has been neutered/sprayed, vaccinated, and is harmless to the community.

Did You Know...

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While most people are afraid of stray cats, community cats, which are also referred to as strays, are actually afraid of most people and pose no immediate threat.

T-N-R Defined

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T-N-R stands for Trap-Neuter-Return. It is a program that allows community cats to be trapped, "fixed", vaccinated, ear tipped, and returned outdoors.