If you have cats close to your home who appear to be living wild and you are concerned for their welfare, there is a solution. The KWWSPCA operate a TNR Service (Trap / Neuter / Return). This is the most humane method of controlling cat colonies and giving the cats a healthier life.

The KWWSPCA TNR Team can trap a cat humanely and bring it to the vet for neutering or spaying.  The Team then brings the cat back to the exact location where it was trapped and returns it to its environment. It is important to return to exactly where they took the cat so that the cat can easily recognize the places that they know and where they have marked their territory. During surgery, the vet will make a nip in the cat’s ear. This ‘eartip’ is the best method of identifying in the future that the cat has been neutered. It is possible to have a cat trapped in the morning and be back again to its territory that evening. In 2022, 405 feral cats in County Kildare and West Wicklow were ‘trapped, neutered and returned’ by KWWSPCA volunteers.

Trap Neuter Return
Registered Charity Number:
CHY 6280


Oldtown, Athgarvan, Kildare W12 EV60, Ireland

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About Rescue Animals Ireland

My name is Maureen Ryan and I want to share everything I know about rescue animals to help you take better care of yours! I grew up raising rabbits, cats and dogs and have learned a lot over the years. I have also spend many years volunteering for my local rescues. Hopefully, my articles are helpful and as you read them you'll learn a little more about rescue pets.