Feral Cat Management

The ASPCA recognizes that trap, neuter and return (TNR) is the most humane approach to managing the feral cat population problem in the United States. At the same time, the ASPCA recognizes that feral cats can threaten native wildlife species and that some environments are not suitable for feral cat colonies. Therefore, the ASPCA supports TNR in general, but would oppose it under circumstances that pose a threat to the welfare of the cats themselves, the public or indigenous wildlife species. [See position statement, Feral Cat Management]