Feline TNR is a nonprofit, charitable
organization. Our mission is improving
the lives of feral and abandoned cats
through TNR (trap-neuter-return) in
Orange County, Florida.
Feral/community cats are domesticated
cats that have become un-socialized to
humans, either due to having been
abandoned for an extended period of time
or having been born to a feral mother
cat. Abandoned cats are former pets who
have been abandoned by their families
but that are still socialized and
friendly to humans. Since cats are
social creatures, they band together in
colonies for mutual support and
protection. These colonies form wherever
there is a source of food, including
garbage dumpsters and places where
private individuals feed them on a
Feline TNR seeks to improve their lives
by providing support to colony
“caretakers.” The caretakers manage
colonies by providing food, shelter and
medical attention - CARE Feline TNR
provides assistance with TNR. TNR is a
critical component of colony management
because it helps prevents colony
expansion and the associated problems
with having too many cats in one place.
We work in
partnership with Orange County Animal
Services (OCAS) and private
veterinarians to offer a TNR “package”
of services. This package includes:
· Spay/neuter surgery
· Rabies vaccine and tag
· FVRCP vaccine (for distemper and upper
· Ivermectin (treatment of mites and
· Ear-tipping (to indicate that the cat
has been spay/neutered)
· Random testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
and Feline AIDS (FIV). If the test is
positive, the cat will
be euthanized in accordance
with OCAS disease control guidelines.
The TNR package is available for free
when funding is available; however,
there may be a substantial waiting
period. We also offer low-cost referrals
to a number of local veterinary clinics
on a regular basis for when funding is
not available or when caretakers do not
want to wait for free appointments.
Please note that the CARE program:
· IS NOT for Pets (see low cost care
options for pets)
· IS NOT a relocation or adoption
· IS NOT a removal service
· IS for ORANGE COUNTY cats only
· IS 100% volunteer and requires you to
take part in the process.
· IS funded by donations.
For more information, please read
the Trapping/Appointments page, then
call the CARE Feline TNR Message Center
522-2617 and one of our volunteers will
return your call.
If your call is not returned within 24 hours, please call again. Several people answer the phone, a different person each day of the week. If something happens and we are not able to return your message immediately, the next volunteer will not know you called, or have your contact information.
CARE is operated entirely by volunteers.
We fund our efforts with donations we
receive from the public.
Some of the ways your donations help
our program include:
· Spay/neuter surgery
· Purchasing/repairing/maintaining traps
· CARE voicemail, telephone line, and
· Veterinary bills
You have the option to donate via the PayPal button on this page, or via mail. Send checks to:
CARE Feline TNR, Inc.
PO Box 4552
Winter Park FL 32792
If you have any questions about donations please E-mail – donate@CAREFelinetnr.org
Your contribution can be made as a general donation or you can designate a specific program to support. All donations are fully deductible as permitted by law. CARE Feline TNR, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All funds go directly to CARE Feline TNR, Inc. We do not use an outside fundraising organization.