Friends is excited to announce that
HES has received a grant from
PetSmart Charities® for $32,800 to
begin a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
program for feral cats in
Chattanooga. We will be
participating in this effort by
providing spay/neuter surgeries.
As in all cities around the country,
feral cats are increasing in
Chattanooga. TNR is a proven and
humane solution to the ever
increasing population of cats that
are not suitable for adoption.
These cats are living in our cities,
neighborhoods and even our
Wally's Friends has supported
Trap-Neuter-Return for some time.
With the grant from PetSmart
Charities®, we hope to see an
immediate reduction in the feral cat
population. An unprecedented
collaboration between HES, Wally's
Friends and the Cat Clinic of
Chattanooga will drastically lower
the numbers of feral cats in zip
code 37403, an area producing
extraordinary numbers of unwanted
and misunderstood cats!
Cats will be humanely trapped,
spayed/neutered at Wally's Friends,
the Cat Clinic of Chattanooga or at
HES, and be returned to their
Once altered and returned to their
home, caretakers will continue to
feed and monitor these cats. Fewer
unadoptable cats will enter shelters
and unwanted behaviors such as
spraying, yowling, and fighting will
be decreased dramatically.
Please continue reading to learn
more about feral cats, TNR and how
you can help.