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Thu, Apr 10 | By Pet Pulse Staff Reports | 106

RANDOLPH, Iowa -- A Trap, Neuter, Return program has been set in place in Randolph, Iowa -- the town that just weeks ago was offering a $5 bounty for each "stray" cat residents could capture and relinquish to the mayor. “We’ve just … more ›

Iowa. TNR Program Up & Running
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Ihatesnow
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Ihatesnow
5 years ago

It's been almost a year. Hope it's still working

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

TNR 's are great program with proven success. Good luck Iowa!

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

TNR is the way to go.

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

These type of problems do not have easy answers...and I am guessing TNR is at least solving the issue of more kittens.

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debby r.
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debby r.
5 years ago

Great programs like this will always be needed, because we have too many irresponsible Pet owners.

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

Too bad people don't alter their pets in the first place, then we wouldn't need this great program.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I'm glad that started the TNR program!

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

150 cats on the loose? They do have a problem. Good that something is being done short of harming the animals

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
6 years ago

I wish more communities took such an interest in their feral cat population. Once they get the ferals taken care of, they need to make sure people are being responsible pet owners and are having their animals fixed so the problem doesn't reappear.

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Meg S.
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Meg S.
6 years ago

Hopefully they will be able to get a handle on the booming population of feral cats. It will be a process that will take some time but should help.
Let's hope that rabies is not prevalent in the area or they could have a real problem on their hands!

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
6 years ago

I'm glad they are doing this instead of the $5 Bounty

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KR69
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KR69
6 years ago

TNR works. This is definately a step in the right direction.

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Sarah B.
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Sarah B.
6 years ago

This is a good idea. Thanks to all the animal groups that stepped up to help make this happen. 30 cats a week is alot of cats & makes alot of work for those people involved. They should be applauded for all their work. More cities should do this sort of thing. Thanks also to Zootoo for the update!

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

Thanks for the update! It is good to know that they are not just killing them.

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Amy R.
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Amy R.
6 years ago

helping and not hurting... good step in the right direction.

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Carryl D.
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Carryl D.
6 years ago

I so happy that they implemented this program.Thanks for the follow up!

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Charm H.
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Charm H.
6 years ago

now this is what I call victory for the cats! the TNR programs...keep up with the good works volunteer!

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Janie P.
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Janie P.
6 years ago

I'm glad they decided use the TNR program. And I also hope when they adopt out the kittens they go to responsible homes and not allowed outside. We found a kitten about 4 years ago that we think is part of a feral group of cats that live in our neighborhood. The vet said he was not even 6 weeks old at the time. We had him neutered and he is a part of our family now and wants no part of the out door life.

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Laura D.
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Laura D.
6 years ago

Thank you for the update. I am glad that town took the help they were offered rather than kill the cats. Now the town just needs to hope they can fix their image.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

I am so glad they woke up and came to their senses. I am not sure what they were thinking in the beginning.

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Kittypassion
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Kittypassion
6 years ago

Really don't have a high opinion of the mayor who offered the bounty to begin with. Obviously, he doesn't have a love for animals. Thanks and kudos to all those who are up there with the TNR program to help save these precious creatures.

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Louise W.
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Louise W.
6 years ago

Bounty??? Good program intead of bounty!

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Yayajen
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Yayajen
6 years ago

fantastic-I believe these kind of programs are more effective at co ntrolling feral populations than simply killing them.

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Kim N.
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Kim N.
6 years ago

this is so awesome! more awareness should be put out there that we need help with the feral cat population!

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Amanda V.
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Amanda V.
6 years ago

All states should do this its a humane and great way to help prevent more stray animals.

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Rjlupinskat
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Rjlupinskat
6 years ago

Finally progress! Excellent choice by the community.

At least there is a happy solution and it's being taken in lieu of more drastic measures.

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Teresa C.
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Teresa C.
6 years ago

Glad to see that they've found a humane way to care for the colony without having to put a bounty of each cat's head. We have a similar program here in our county ...

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Kelly
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Kelly
6 years ago

Kudos Iowa!!! Hopefully more states will follow Iowa's example!

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sharon d.
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sharon d.
6 years ago

Way to go to all the Animal lovers who cared enough to get involved,for a more positive outcome to this story.
The feral cat problems are huge all over the country. It takes little or no time at all for situations like that to get totally out of hand.
To be able to even begin to fix the problem ,it takes public awareness,dedication to the cause and TEAM EFFORT all across the board.
It's amazing how a situation can change for the better,when people are willing to open up, and hear alternative solutions,or be responsible enough to step up to the plate and help. A HUGE "Thank you" goes out to all those dedicated people.

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kristin
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kristin
6 years ago

Excellent story. It should be in play everywhere! Their is so many animals without homes its the perfect idea.

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Koronin
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Koronin
6 years ago

This is wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear they have chosen TNR. This is the best option for these cats.

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Heather F.
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Heather F.
6 years ago

I think this is great. My boss lives out of town in a mountainous area and she traps all the wild cats and takes them to be fixed.

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christina m.
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christina m.
6 years ago

hope all goes well...

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betty p.
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betty p.
6 years ago

Glad they are getting the cat problem under control and not just killing them.

spay/neuter is the only way to go.

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Renee B.
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Renee B.
6 years ago

They may be feral cats but they do have a right to live, I hope this program helps these cats.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

Goes to show you what the press and media can do to change a situation....we have more power over our destiny than we give ourselves credit.

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Mindylove79
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Mindylove79
6 years ago

It's heartwarming to see somebody care about feral cats. If everybody gave this problem a little attention, we'd see a decrease in the feral cat populations across the country. These animals have horrible lives and deserve some sort of relief, TNR at least spares them form being overbred. That alone imporves the quality of life for these animals.

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Kathleen
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Kathleen
6 years ago

I could use the $5 for every stray cat I find in my neighborhood.

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Angel25
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Angel25
6 years ago

It would be great to have a program like this around where I live.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

Go for it, you CAN make a difference. Action, not 'wishing.' That's the lesson we learn here.

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Blanchec
6 years ago

Thank you for providing us with this update! This story was an important issue in animal welfare circles. Thank you to the 4 animal welfare groups that are providing hands on help with the TNR program as well as Alley cats that gave the sheriff the initial educational info which halted the original plan of offering a bounty on the cats. I hope this story will continue to have a positive ending.

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Danewillow
6 years ago

I wish more communities would do this. It's a way to reduce the feral cat population without killing them. Unfortunately, they have to catch 100% of them and the surrounding communities have to do the same. Otherwise, it's like bailing out a leaky boat. They'll just keep filling the space vacated once the neutered cats are gone.

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5ineveryroom
6 years ago

So glad they started this program!

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wendy T.
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wendy T.
6 years ago

good job

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B P.
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B P.
6 years ago

Kudos to all the shelters who stepped forward to help with this TNR program, a humane way to solve the town's feral cat problem.

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amy m.
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amy m.
6 years ago

this is a wonderful program, big thank you to all volunteers!! :0)

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Daniela R.
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Daniela R.
6 years ago

more people should be like that. its amazing. THank you guys.

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

See what can happen when people come together?

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Dksmommie
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Dksmommie
6 years ago

Great story. I'm happy to hear they aren't killing the cats.

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Lisa
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Lisa
6 years ago

I'm glad to hear their TNR plan is up and running. It is definitely a more humane solution.

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Karoline
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Karoline
6 years ago

Excellent idea! Ingenious! I bet you anything that in one year's time that town is going to see HUGE results from their conscientous efforts!

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