Romeoville Humane Society
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What is TNR?
Trap Neurter Release (TNR), is a method of humanely trapping unaltered feral cats, spaying or neutering them, and releasing them back to the feral population. TNR is promoted by the ASPCA as a humane and more effective alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing feral cat populations as per APSCA NYCFCI feral cat sterilization guidelines. This procedure has been proven to work by stopping the birth of new cats in the colony and letting the colony members live out their lifespan, approx 6yrs for outdoor cats, with their own group. Generally a colony will have no more than twelve adult cats at any one time. If there are more than that number the colony will discourage newcomers and some of the current members may look for other food sources, neighboring houses etc that have food to offer.
Romeoville Humane Society supports the ASPCA's efforts and want to encourage you to as well. Your help is needed to continue reducing the feral cat population. N.A.W.S. in Mokena has a program to afordably alter these feral cats for $45. If you would like to help reduce the feral population in your town, give us a call (877-813-7300) to borrow one of our humane traps. Then call N.A.W.S. (708-478-5102) to make an appointment.
The Romeoville Humane Society is interested in setting up a TNR program of our own, however we would need a special dedicated individual to coordinate this program. This individual would be responsible for transporting feral cats between the home it was trapped at to N.A.W.S and back again.At this time the cost of altering feral cats is the responsibility of the person who traps the cat. We hope that in the future we will be able to fully fund a TNR program in this area.
Even the most diligent pet owner may run into the unfortunate situation of a lost animal. A microchip can save the life of a pet and reunite them with their owner. A Microchip is a rice sized data chip that is imbedded under the skin at the neck or ear. It holds a unique number. When scanned by animal control or shelters, they will find your pet’s chip ID number. This will enable them to obtain your contact information so that you can be reunited with your pet. Hundreds of pets have been reunited with their families because the pet had a microchip. Read more about it in this recent article.
Romeoville Humane Society President Applauds New Microchip Law
Romeoville Humane Society offers discounted Microchipping for $15 (a $45 value) at many of our adoption events.
Were you ever curious about certain personality traits demonstrated by your dog? Is your dog’s appearance confusing to you? Does your little dog act like a big dog? The Romeoville Humane Society can help. We are now selling home DNA test Kits to aid in our fundraising efforts. The test is very simple to use as it only requires a swab of the inside of their mouth and it takes about 4-6 weeks to get the results. Is Fido half Labrador and half Chihuahua? Does his face have German Shepherd written all over it? This test will answer your questions! The test results boast a 99.9% accuracy rate. DNA Test Kits can be purchased for $60 (a $135 value) at some of our events.
Romeoville Humane Society would like to work with veterinarians to sponsor low cost vaccine clinics at some of our events. Development of this project is in its infancy. Veterinarians we support, who support us are:
Animal Clinic of Romeoville
Brookville Animal Hospital
Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic
Crest Hill Animal Hospital
Plainfield Emergancy Animal Hospital
Please continue to check back about this and feel free to let us know if this something you feel the community would be interested in.
As always, your feedback is a valuable tool that will enable us to implement new programs and improve our organization.