Trap Neuter Return Volunteer

Trap Neuter Return
Cats protection practices a Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) policy on feral and farm cats. The TNR volunteer will do vital work in helping us reduce the number of feral cats and improve the health and lives of those that we can trap, neuter and return. The local TNR role is crucial in keeping down the number of feral and abandoned cats.

What does the TNR Volunteer do?
  • Trapping cats using our humane methods
  • Taking cats to local vets to be neutered and checked
  • Returning cats to their territory or finding a suitable alternative

The role might also include:

  • Regular feeding of feral colonies
  • Promoting neutering by building relationships with farmers, land owners and local businesses
  • Liaising with vets to promote and arrange neutering
  • This role will help you develop new skills as well as improving the lives of cats by helping reduce the number of unwanted feral cats.
What do you need to do this role:
  • Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
  • Good communication skills
  • Be organised and practical approach
  • Patience and perseverance
  • The ability to deal with sensitive situations
  • A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • To be physically mobile as you will be on farm land and uneven ground
  • To be able to comfortably carry weights of 10kgs
  • To have a pair of wellington boots!  

Time expectation
This is a flexible role and the hours will vary depending on the number of cats identified for specific TNR campaigns. To successfully do this role you need to have enough time to respond to alerts quickly.

What we will do
  • Cover fuel and expenses
  • Provide equipment to protect your vehicle from any damage
  • We will buddy you up with an experienced TNR volunteer for your first few operation until you become confident and as with all of our volunteers we are there to support you.

To find out more about volunteering with Cats Protection Canterbury and District branch contact tel number: 01227 266838 | Email: enquiries@canterbury.cats.org.uk