With spay/neuter operations almost universally on pause during the coronavirus crisis, what are folks who usually spend their time trapping and managing TNR doing? How are you filling the down time? What are you doing to prepare for when surgeries restart?

I'm compiling a list of activities to share and would love to hear what others are doing. Thank you!

  • March 26, 2020 at 08:32 AM

    Our Community Cat staffer is blockwalking to do targeted door hanging so she can build up her waitlist for specific zipcodes. She’s also working on intake data/heat maps of strays at the shelter to make this more effective.

    With over 500 animals newly in foster this week, she is also doing administrative support for our foster team. We are a large municipal shelter, and our staff is normally assigned to different departments/roles. So ALL of us are shifting around somewhat to meet current needs of the time.

  • March 26, 2020 at 05:50 AM

    We are struggling with this as well - our spay/neuter clinics are suspended for the month of April, and kitten season is here in TN. We are worried it's really going to set us back in terms of trying to stabilize the population. Right now, we are still taking in ferals that people trap on their own for TNR, but that may change soon. I would love to hear what others are doing.

    • March 26, 2020 at 10:01 AM

      If you're near Chattanooga, My Kids Have Paws in Dalton, GA might be an option. They have suspended mobile services for three weeks, but clinic is open.

  • March 25, 2020 at 08:59 AM

    We are really hurting on places to spay neuter, especially ferals. We are on hold completely and we are hearing that some spay neuter resources may not open back up locally. Scary and we are worried that the explosion of kittens will only get worse.

    We are organizing our supplies and working on policies and protocols too

    • March 30, 2020 at 07:33 AM

      Same here unfortunately :(