All About Cats

Community (Feral) Cats

Tenth Life supports TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) as the most humane and effective way to help feral cats who live in our community.

​What is TNR?
According to our friends at Alley Cat Allies, "Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane, effective approach for feral cats. Feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat), and then returned to their outdoor home. Socialized cats and kittens are adopted into homes. The colony’s population stabilizes—no more kittens! Trap-Neuter-Return improves their lives and their relations with the community: the behaviors and stresses associated with mating stop."

For more information on feral cats and the TNR approach, check out Alley Cat Allies' FAQ page.

​How Can I Help?
Learn more about how to care for community cats in cold weather. Also, take some time to familiarize yourself with the many resources in St. Louis for feral cats, and how to care for kittens you may find, in our new brochure.

In St. Louis, Tenth Life partners with St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach to help our feral friends. Contact them to get information on helping your community's cats.
Have you found a kitten outdoors? This great information from Alley Cat Allies helps you determine the kitten's age and what can be done to help the little guy.

If you'd like to get involved in TNR work, please contact us