Clinic Setup: September 16, 2023
Clinic Date: September 17, 2023
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP TO CLINIC WITHOUT CONFIRMED CLINIC SPACES
2023 Dates have been added to the Calendar below
See Calendar below for further details
We would like to extend a grateful "Thank You!" to Cary Animal Services. Through their Cary Them Home initiative they have graciously provided us with free microchips. We will be offering this service at our clinics until supplies run out.
In Memoriam of Ms. Sarah F. Hawes
It is with the sincerest gratitude that we accept an estate gift from Ms. Sarah Hawes. Pictured above is Ms. Hawes with her beloved Midas.
Love your community cats---TNVR
Community cats are everywhere. They comprise feral cats that have developed a natural fear of humans, stray cats that have been abandoned and free-roaming cats that may or may not be friendly.
Operation Catnip is committed to reducing the population of community cats through TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return). We hold a monthly no fee clinic to spay/neuter up to 100 cats in a single day. No fee doesn't mean free however. It costs us approximately $31 per cat and we rely on donations as we do not receive any government funding. We are proud that our Administrative and Fundraising costs average 0.03% of our income for 2021.
Through TNVR we can greatly reduce the numbers of unwanted feral and stray cats which lowers the intake and euthanasia rates at animal shelters. This saves tax dollars and leaves more space at animal shelters for adoptable cats. TNVR also addresses the public health concern regarding rabies and reduces annoying behaviors such as cat fights and spraying.
What is TNVR?
A good summary of TNVR or Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return is a program where the community cats are trapped in humane traps (see Traps page for full description) and taken to a clinic or vet practice where they are fixed, ear tipped and given their FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations. Caretakers pick up the cats the same day and hold them overnight to release the following day back to their colony.