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TNRM vs Culling

Interestingly enough, many people do not know the ultimate fate of strays that have been caught and removed by either AVA or pest control units.

Unfortunately, when strays are sent to AVA, they are generally culled unless there is a clear idea of where to release them after they have been sterilized. AVA has no way to house all of these animals for the remainder of their natural lifespans.

The alternative to calling AVA or pest control to remove the strays is to catch them by yourself and then send them to SPCA in the hope that they can get re-homed. Yet again, the sad truth is that SPCA receives so many animals every single month that they have no way at all to care for all of them. As a result, most of these animals are often culled.

Instead, we now use the Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage (TNRM) within NUS to stabilize the cat population and to monitor them to ensure their well-being.
This method of managing cats has been applied island-wide and in places such as Disneyland! TNRM also gives the flexibility to rehome our strays when we need to.

Cat Welfare Society’s TNRM policy

Cat Welfare Handbook (Animals in the Heartlands)

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