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TNR - Trap, Neuter, Return



Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a program through which free-roaming community cats (not belonging to particular humans) are humanely trapped; sterilized, medically treated, ear-tipped and returned to the outdoor locations where they were found.
TNR has been described as "the most humane, effective and financially sustainable strategy for controlling free-roaming cat populations." 
The City of Aiken and the SPCA Albrecht Center have partnered to address the overpopulation of feral community cats and come up with a simple, effective TNR program for community cats within City of Aiken limits.
If the free-roaming cat is located outside of Aiken City Limits, please contact Aiken County Animal Shelter about their TNR program at 803-642-1537.



If you require assistance, or have not been successful in trapping the cat, please contact Aiken Public Safety at (803) 642-7620.

Bring the cat into our Strays/Intake door in a humane trap (like the one pictured) OR a secure, closed carrier. This is better for the cat and safer for you and our staff. 

The cat will then be housed in our shelter until it is able to be fit into the surgery schedule.

After the spay or neuter surgery is complete, we may call you to return the cat to the location where it was trapped.


You must fully complete our City Stray Intake Form and provide a copy of your ID. The form is a police report. If you abuse the TNR program, we may stop accepting strays from you and inform City of Aiken officers, as submitting a false form is considered falsifying a police report. 

Thank you for your participation in this program!

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