Trap Neuter Return Program Coming to Hellertown
At their Feb. 4 meeting, Borough Council approved a recommendation by Borough Manager Cathy Kichline that a trap-neuter-return program be implemented in response to a rise in the number of feral cats in Hellertown.
There is GOOD news for Hellertown Borough caretakers.
The Borough of Hellertown understands the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program and will be offering to pay the FULL fee for FERAL cats to be fixed at No Nonsense Neutering (NNN) from the borough effective today (Feb. 7, 2013). There is address information which must be completed at admission. A rabies shot is always included and left ear-tip required.
For borough residents who have inside-outside cats: Your free-roaming cat should be microchipped or wear a break-away collar. If an un-neutered "stray" cat comes to the clinic as part of a TNR project and has no ID of owner, it will be fixed, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to where it was trapped.
Loaner traps are available at No Nonsense Neutering's 1044 N. Quebec St., Allentown clinic.
Clinics are held Tuesday and Friday, and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Residents may walk in with one cat in a trap, however appointments are needed for colonies. Call NNN at 866-820-2510 for further information.
The borough wants caretakers to be responsible for clean areas and NNN has cat deterrents for your neighbors who complain. There is no good reason why we cannot work together for this community's cats. If there are disabled or elderly that need help, please contact Martha at 610-737-7490.
A TNR workshop for interested residents will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7pm on the second floor of Hellertown Borough Hall, 685 Main St. The workshop will include a demonstration of traps, tips for trapping that "one last cat," and information about cat deterrents.