In order to help prevent births of unwanted cats, the Eastern Madera County SPCA has, for many years, provided a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats in the foothill communities. Feral cats (wild cats that cannot be handled) are not generally adoptable. Unfortunately, due to limited local resources, the program is currently unavailable.
Many national organizations, such as ASPCA, HSUS and Alley Cat Allies have studied feral cat populations and have found that the best programs, especially in rural areas, are those that trap, spay or neuter, and return feral cats to their location.
The EMCSPCA expects to establish a new feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program once the EMCSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center is open.