As a result of our TNR activities in/around the RO area, we have removed 55 kittens from our colonies and placed them into either short term foster homes or forever permanent homes. Of the 55 kittens, 21 were females and would have reproduced to some level had they not been removed. Based on an average of 2 litters per year (which could be up to 3) and an average of 4 kittens per litter, there are currently 195 less feral cats on the streets due ONLY to removal of kittens. This number combined with the 30 female cats we spayed during this time gives the potential of around 500 additional cats had we done nothing.Because during the TNR process the vet identifies lactating females, we are able to perform search and remove operations on litters of kittens. 'Trap and remove' or 'trap and kill' doesn't have the advantage of this identification, therefore, these methods don't provide information for identification and removal of litters. If you would like to help support our cause, please go to our website www.paawarren.org and learn how you can volunteer and/or donate food, litter, or funds. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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