Volunteers Needed For Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program


Volunteers Needed For Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program


There is a lot of littering going on in Pickens County - and we may have an easy solution.

No, we're not talking about littering in the form of fast food wrappers and plastic soda bottles, we’re talking about "cat littering". Pickens County has a SERIOUS problem with unplanned litters of kittens and puppies born each year. Many survive only to grow up and produce more kittens and puppies.

For example, a female cat that has not been spayed can easily have two litters a year – and each litter may have up to 6 kittens. If only half of those 12 kittens survive and only half of the survivors are females, you can end up with 13 reproducing female cats in just 2 years. In a short time, you have colonies of cats all over the county. Unfortunately, Pickens County already has this problem.

The solution is simple: we need to spay and neuter these animals.

Be-Paws We Care (BPWC) has implemented a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to address the problem of community cat colonies in Pickens County. BPWC loans traps and volunteers train the Caretakers to set up traps in colony "hotspots" The cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered through our partners Georgia Animal Project and CatSnip, vaccinated against rabies and returned back to the same colony where they were living.

Their left ear is tipped also to identify them as having been "fixed". In time, the numbers of cats in the colony should reduce and hopefully, cat colonies could someday become a thing of the past. BPWC has assisted caretakers already by spayed/neutered, vaccinated and returned 60 adult community cats this year. Rabies is always a public health concern so the entire county benefits from the TNR program.

BPWC needs additional volunteers to help with the TNR program by delivering traps and food to colonies and transporting cats to and from the vet for the our caretakers that are disabled and unable to drive. If you would like to volunteer for this, please email BPWC at be-pawswecare19@gmail.com, message us on Facebook or text / call Eileen at 678-644-0425.

If you are strictly a dog-lover or prefer to help in other ways, we have many opportunities available and could use all the help we can get!

BPWC depends solely on donations to fund all expenses. If you would like to find out more about us or help by donating, please visit our website, www.be-pawswecareinc.com/donate or send a check to Be-Paws We Care, Inc., 361 Oaklands Dr., Talking Rock, GA 30175. You can make BPWC your favorite charity online at Smile.Amazon.com or at Kroger; with each purchase they will donate a small portion of their profits to BPWC.

Be-Paws We Care, Inc. is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.