Welcome!! My name is Charlotte Scott, Founder of Precious Community Feral Organization. This organization was created to help control feral colonies in Jacksonville and St. John’s County. While we are making small steps in helping feral colonies, there is still a long way to go. With limited funding, especially in St. John’s County, the feral colonies rely on private donations and persons and/or rescue groups to locate, trap and pay for TNR through First Coast No More Homeless Pets. Jacksonville Humane Society does offer events for TNR but it is on a limited basis.
Scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
TNR programs also help save kittens and thousands of cats by keeping them out of the shelters. Most feral cats who enter a shelter are euthanized. TNR has provided a way to save money and space in a shelter and allow the cats to live out their lives in their colony. TNR also helps feral cats live healthier lives in their colonies. All animals who are not spayed or neutered runs the risk of health issues such as mammary gland tumors/cancers, testicular cancer, heart disease and more.
For more information on studies of TNR please visit https://www.alleycat.org/resources/alley-cat-allies-feral-cat-spayneuter-clinic-findings/
The cats thank you for your support!!