September 9, 2018
Additional Dates TBA
Operation Catnip Stillwater provides free Trap Neuter & Return services for community cats in Stillwater and surrounding communities. We hold monthly clinics throughout the academic school year where each cat is examined, scanned for microchip, ear tipped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated (rabies and FVRCP), and treated for parasites. Minor injuries are also addressed and treated. In addition to providing the cats and community a great service, each clinic allows veterinary and pre-veterinary students to gain valuable learning experiences about quality, high volume spay and neuter.
We are a non-profit organization funded by Petco Foundation grants, OSU-CVHS, private donors and local businesses. On average it costs 30 dollars per cat in supplies for the services we provide. We appreciate the generosity and support from the community. If you wish to make a donation, please stop by our next clinic between 7:30-9:00AM or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to reduce the homeless cat population through a no cost, high volume Trap Neuter & Return program for the community of Stillwater, OK and the surrounding areas.
Trap Neuter & Return or TNR is a humane method for addressing the ever growing feral and stray cat population within the United States. TNR works by sterilizing unowned/feral cats and then returning the cats to their original locations/colonies. While the ultimate goal is that the colony will cease to remain as the cats are unable to reproduce, there are many immediate benefits of TNR (for both human and cat!)
It is estimated that there are more unowned free-roaming cats within the US than there are owned pet cats. Adoption and rehoming of these cats is not an option as most of the unowned and free-roaming cats are born wild and are lacking proper human socialization. Without the required socialization skills, feral cats fear and do not trust humans. At Operation Catnip Stillwater, our program addresses the feral and stray cat population through spaying and neutering.