IMPROVING COMMUNITY CATS' LIVES
One small tip for a lifetime of happiness
TippedEars is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to combat cat overpopulation through humane TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). By reducing the overall cat population, fewer cats will need to be euthanized in shelters for space, and there will not be as many kittens dying on the streets. There are not enough adoptive homes to support the growing cat population. In order to solve this problem, TippedEars believes it is essential to fight the root of the problem – prevent the excess of kittens born each year. Humane TNR is the most effective solution to solving cat overpopulation in our society and improve each cats' quality of life. While in our care, community cats will be sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, and flea treated.
WHY DO THE CATS GET AN EAR TIP?
An ear tip is an international sign a community cat has been spayed or neutered. When an ear tipped cat gets trapped, the trappers know to release them immediately. They do not need to stress the cat out by keeping them in the trap and transporting to an unnecessary appointment. Using microchip implantation as a way to distinguish if a community cat has been spayed/neutered is not recommended since it is oftentimes not possible to get close enough to be able to scan them. In addition, not every trapper will microchip their community cats or have access to a microchip scanner. While a tattoo is effective for house pets, it is not helpful to a trapper who cannot handle the community cat.
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