There are estimated to be over 160,000 free-roaming cats in Pinellas County. TNVR is recognized, both across the U.S. and internationally, as the most effective way to manage these cat populations. Cats are sterilized, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to their outdoor homes, called “colonies,” where a caregiver provides food, water, and other care as needed. Over time, the colonies stabilize and, with time and natural attrition, decline. MEOW Now is the only 501(c)3 organization in Pinellas County whose mission is TNVR services.
Why the ear-tip? It is the international symbol of a TNVR’ed cat.
If you are a caregiver who could trap your own cat(s) for TNVR, please check out our instructions.
Here's a short version that every trapper should know.
Here's a more in-depth version that covers all the bases.
If you can both trap and transport your cats to the surgeries we schedule, please learn about our PIT Crew.
Pinellas County TNVR Ordinance