Trap Neuter and Release
Trap-Neuter-Return is a humane alternative for managing and reducing dog populations. TNR relies on sterilization of dogs so that they are unable to breed, leading to a gradual decline in numbers.
Trap: Humanely trapping free-roaming dogs and transporting them to a vet where they are sterilized.
Neuter: Surgical sterilization process that removes the productive organs of the dog so that it can no longer reproduce. A qualified vet performs this surgery; it’s generally a quick, safe and painless procedure as the dog is placed under general anesthesia. After the surgery, the dog is back to normal in a few days.
Upon a vet advice, TNR dogs may also receive a health check, vaccinations and are treated for visible medical conditions. Sterilized dogs are marked to indicate that they have been neutered, in order to prevent them from undergoing the same procedure a second time. The dog is also micro-chipped so that it may be traced if it were to be caught.
Read more about Why TNR here.