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Behind the Scenes of SOKS TNR Efforts

I am proud to let you know that SOKS spayed/neutered 36 cats in Stockton in March. This is our new record!


As you know, TNR (trap-neuter-return) is our preferred approach to managing feline populations in Stockton neighborhoods. I wanted to share with you what one of our March TNR events looked like.

Trapping

A group of SOKS volunteers usually goes out in the evening. We have special traps (see pictures) where cats can be captured and safely transported. They get food and water until 9 pm before the day when we take them to a veterinary clinic in the morning. Over night, the traps are covered with blankets to keep the cats calm and warm.

(Click on the arrow on the right to see more photos)


Neutering/spaying

On March 31, we took 10 cats to a vet in Sacramento. During a visit, the animals also received a health check and, if needed, medical treatment. For instance, one of them needed an antibiotic shot because of an eye infection.


Return

After the cats recover from their surgeries, we will take them back to the same place where they were trapped. This way they can return to a familiar place and their feline families.


Please, watch the video below where I explain more about TNR.

TNR is a very effective and humane method but it needs resources such as volunteers, traps, food, and funds for veterinary procedures. Visit SOKS Support Us page to find out how you can help.

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