TNR Utopia is a small, no-kill, all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue with a focus on the trap, neuter, and return (TNR) of community cats in northern Queens, NYC. We also educate the public about living with community cats. Follow our journey and the journey of every cat we encounter.
Of course, when dealing with community cats, we often encounter kittens who are small enough to be socialize and adopted into forever homes.
We are a small group of volunteers and dedicated animal lovers who spend our spare time sterilizing community cats and rescuing friendly cats and kittens. Although small, we do our best to help all that contact us.
North Queens, NYC
Flushing | Murray Hill | Whitestone | Bayside | College Point
The Importance of TNR
The most humane and effective approach to managing the growing population of community cats is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). In TNR, entire colonies of community cats are trapped, sterilized, vaccinated, eartipped, and returned to their territory of origin. TNR halts reproduction and many of the nuisance behaviors associated with unneutered cats, such as yowling, fighting, and marking territory. The cats are healthier, free from the stresses of mating and motherhood. TNR also includes colony management to ensure the cats’ well-being and their peaceful coexistence with the rest of the community.
Source: NYC Feral Cat Initiative