Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR)

The primary service of Hill Country Cats is Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) in Burnet and Llano counties.

TNR is recognized nationwide as the most effective and humane method for control of feral and free-roaming cat populations, according to Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy and service organization:

TNR is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. Now in practice for decades in the U.S. after being proven in Europe, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.

TNR is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities and in every landscape and setting. It is exactly what it sounds like: cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors. Grounded in science, TNR stops the breeding cycle of cats and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction.

Learn more about TNR at Alley Cat Allies.

To request TNR for cats in Burnet or Llano counties, call our Services Coordinator at 830-598-9883. Please note that our coordinator is part-time. If you get our voice mail, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

A completed Caregiver Agreement form must be approved by the Services Coordinator before HCC can provide TNR services. Get a head start and download the form (PDF) now.

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For TNR services outside Burnet and Llano counties, visit our Resources page.

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