Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary

What Is TNFR and Why Do We Do It?

Trap-Neuter-Feed-Release (TNFR) is a program designed to manage the population of stray and feral cats in a humane and sustainable way. It involves trapping the cats, spaying or neutering them, and then feeding them on a regular basis. The cats are then returned to their original location, typically a colony, where they are allowed to live out their lives without contributing to the population growth.

On addition to spaying and neutering, our TNFR program often involves providing medical care for the cats, such as vaccinations, and addressing any other health issues that may arise. Regular feeding helps to ensure that the cats are well-nourished, reducing the need for them to hunt and potentially harm wildlife.

Overall, TNFR programs are a cost-effective and humane approach to managing the population of stray and feral cats, and offer numerous benefits to both the cats and the communities in which they live.

Trap-Neuter-Feed-Return (TNFR) programs have several benefits, including:

  1. Reducing feral population: TNFR programs effectively reduce the population of stray and feral cats, preventing the birth of more kittens and controlling overpopulation.

  2. Improving health: Spaying and neutering cats helps to reduce the spread of disease, improves overall health, and eliminates behaviors associated with mating such as fighting and marking territory.

  3. Improving quality of life: By spaying and neutering cats and providing them with regular feeding, TNFR programs help to improve the overall quality of life for stray and feral cats. This includes reducing stress, reducing roaming and aggression, and increasing their lifespan.

  4. Easing community tensions: TNFR programs help to alleviate tensions between cat advocates and those who may view cats as a nuisance. By reducing the population of stray and feral cats and improving their overall health, TNFR programs help to mitigate the negative impact that cats may have on the community.

  5. Cost-effective: TNFR programs are often more cost-effective than traditional animal control methods, which may involve trapping, sheltering, and possibly euthanasia. By spaying and neutering cats, TNFR programs help to reduce the need for ongoing animal control measures and the associated costs.

  6. Humane approach: TNFR programs are a humane approach to controlling the population of stray and feral cats, as they do not involve euthanasia. Instead, cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, fed, and returned to their colonies, where they can live out their lives without contributing to the population growth.

  7. Encourages community involvement: TNFR programs often involve the participation of volunteers from the community, which can help to build a sense of community and encourage people to take responsibility for the care of stray and feral cats.

Overall, TNFR programs are an effective and humane approach to managing the population of stray and feral cats, and have numerous benefits for both cats and the communities in which they live.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our feline residents. For this reason, we do not publicly disclose our physical address in order to prevent unplanned drop-offs. Our sanctuary operates at its current maximum capacity, which means we are providing care for a significant number of cats. While we have space available for more cats and would love to help every feline in need, we are dependent on the support of our community to ensure we can provide proper care for each feline in need.

It is also important to note that Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary is specifically designed to provide a safe haven for unadoptable cats and those unlikely to survive in the wild. Many of our feline friends come from local humane societies that have determined them to be unadoptable and at risk of euthanasia.  We are grateful for your understanding and encourage you to join us in our mission to give these cats the life they deserve.

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This means that when you contribute to our cause, your generous donations may be deductible from your taxable income, potentially reducing the amount of taxes you owe. Your support not only helps provide care and shelter for our feline residents but also comes with the added benefit of potential tax savings. We recommend consulting with a qualified tax professional to understand the specific guidelines and requirements for claiming tax deductions on charitable donations. Thank you for considering supporting our sanctuary and for making a difference in the lives of these precious cats.

Yes and this will likely fall under a “qualified sponsorship payment”.  IRC Section 513(i) defines a “qualified sponsorship payment” as any payment made by any person engaged in a trade or business with respect to which there is no arrangement or expectation that such person will receive any substantial return benefit other than the use or acknowledgement of the name or logo (or product lines) of such person’s trade or business in connection with the activities of the organization that receives such payment. We recommend consulting with a qualified tax professional to understand the specific guidelines and requirements for claiming tax deductions on qualified sponsorship payments.

Businesses who wish to sponsor the live stream can contact us for more information.

Yes, donation receipts are automatically sent to the email address use to make the donation.  You can also visit the  Donor Dashboard at anytime to see your donation history and modify any recurring donations you have created.

Additionally, each January an annual donation summary is sent for simplifying your annual reporting.

Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary is an all volunteer organization with no paid employees or board members.  100% of donations go to the actual costs of feeding cats, veterinary care, TNR Campaigns, and sanctuary maintenance.

Yes, you can select an In Honor or In Memory tribute during the donation process!

Yes there are!  Visit our Volunteer Page to fill out an inquiry form and we will be in contact with you shortly.  

Our spacious sanctuary is composed of a total of 4 sections that have unique fencing to help keep our felines in and predatory wildlife out.  The exterior perimeter is also equipped with an electric fence to prevent larger predators from digging under the fencing.

New cats are kept in segregation until they have been spayed/neutered and received any needed veterinary care before being released into our larger areas.  Care takers live on site at the sanctuary and feed, clean sand boxes, and visit with the cats multiple times daily.  In addition to our live stream we also have extensive additional security camera coverage around our facility and gated entrances into it.

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Our donation platform offers the ability to create a donor page which also allows the public displaying of “In Honor of” and “In Memory of” tributes.  All donations regardless of anonymous status still receive a formal donation receipt.  We currently do not have this option enabled but may explore enabling it in the future.  If you would like your donation to display anonymously please select this option.  Past donations can also be changed to anonymous through the “Donor Dashboard”.