HelpAWS Current Projects

Currently, HelpAWS conducts a TNR program in the Soufriere area in which feral cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated then returned to their natural environment.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?

TNR is a humane and effective way to decrease the overpopulation of feral animals.

Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated; once recovered they are returned to their homes in the wild.

Spaying and neutering drastically improves the lives of feral cats by controlling the population and preventing them from starving and suffering untimely deaths.

    • TNR decreases mating behavior like roaming, spraying, yowling, and fighting
      – Cats will roam less which is beneficial for their safety and reduces conflicts with other cats
    • TNR relieves the constant stress of mating and pregnancy
  • TNR increase physical health– Spay and neuter practically eliminates the chance of cats developing mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, and/or testicular cancer
    – Live longer, healthier lives: Animals who are spayed/neutered tend to live 1to 3 years longer
  • Vaccinations during TNR– Cats who are vaccinated are less susceptible to infectious diseases
    – Vaccinations prevent the spread of diseases
  • No New Kittens!– Once Spayed/neutered, cats will no longer reproduce which will stabilize, and can even reduce, the stray cat population