363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY, 10940

(845)-386-9738
– Dog Dept: Ext. 2
– Cat Dept:  Ext. 3
info@petsalive.org

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Daily: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) of Community Cats

TNR is in high demand, and we have limited resources; please be patient with our TNR Volunteers. We currently have a waitlist for TNR assistance.

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is the non-lethal alternative to the trap and kill method of controlling cat populations. TNR is the most effective and humane way to control cat populations. Homeless, free-roaming (community) cats are humanely trapped, sterilized by a licensed veterinarian, vaccinated against rabies, and returned to their habitat.

Benefits of TNR

  • Reduces shelter intakes, as fewer homeless kittens are born
  • Creates safer communities by reducing the number of unvaccinated cats
  • Improves the lives of community cats. Neutered males are less likely to fight and compete for territory. Females are no longer enduring the constant strain of being pregnant, birthing, and caring for their young.

Requests for TNR Help

Pets Alive has a small group of highly dedicated volunteers helping community cats and their caretakers. Our volunteers help by humanely trapping, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, ear tipping, and returning the community cats to their caretakers.

We receive many requests for help, which is why we maintain a waitlist. Requests are handled in the order they are received and by urgency (age of kittens).

Is there a fee for Pets Alive’s TNR help?

No, but we are a small, private nonprofit organization. Pets Alive does not receive any local, county, state, or federal funding to help cover the expenses incurred doing TNR in our community. Donations from caregivers and the community are greatly appreciated and needed to support our TNR efforts. Donations help offset the cost of spaying/neutering and vaccinating each cat; purchasing traps; transfer cages; carriers and trapping supplies; and feeding and caring for the cats in recovery before being returned to their caregiver and colony.

Our resources only allow us to provide TNR help in the surrounding area of our facility in the Town of Wallkill (Orange County). To request TNR help, please fill out our TNR Request Application below.

TNR Resources

Learn how to do TNR yourself. We hold free public TNR Training and Discussion every few months. Watch our events page for upcoming training sessions held at the Town of Wallkill Government Center.

Have a question about doing TNR on your own? Can’t wait for one of our training sessions? Please email us at tnr@petsalive.org and we will gladly answer your questions.

TNR Trap Loaner Program

Traps, recovery cages and carriers are available to residents in our local community for a small refundable deposit. To take advantage of this program, please fill out our TNR Trap Loaner Application below.

Other TNR Organizations in NY and NJ 

Animal Protection League of New Jersey: Project TNR (NJ)

Care About The Strays (CATS) (Rockland County, NY)

Cast Aside To Survive (Bloomington, NY)

Cat Protection Council of Westchester (Westchester County, NY)

CNY Cat Coalition (Syracuse, NY)

Dumped/Stray Animal Rescue (City of Middletown, NY)

Focus on Ferals (Brainardsville, NY)

Four Legs Good (Pomona, NY)

Fur Friends in Need (Monmouth County, NJ, and Staten Island, NY)

Humane Society of Westchester (New Rochelle, NY)

Jill’s Ferals (Port Jervis, NY)

Just Strays (Mt. Kisco, NY)

New York City Cat Coalition (Westchester County, NY)

Pet Rescue (Larchmont, NY)

Ray of Hope Rescue (Sayreville, NJ)

SPCA of Westchester (Briarcliff Manor, NY)

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