Hat Tip to Ear Clips!


Have you ever seen a stray cat withone of its ears clipped? Well, don’t worry. It’s a GOOD THING!

That clipped ear – known as “ear-tipping” – is a visual sign to let you know that this cat is the lucky beneficiary of a TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) Program.

Miss MaeMae

Resident TNVR Kitty atthe

Ownerless cat groups – also known a “Community Cats” — have been living among humans for thousands of years. While these kitty groups, called “colonies,” are beneficial in keeping down rodent populations, they can spread diseases and become hazardous to human populations if left uncontrolled.

Because these cats are not socialized to humans they aren’t adoptable, even if they are caught. Left in the colony without intervention, these cats will continue to produce litters of even more unwanted cats. So, the TNR Program was designed as a humane way to control the health and population of these cat colonies while protecting the humans in the communities in which they live.

There is a beautiful member of the TNR Program living outside over here at The Humane Society of the Nature Coast. We’ve named her Miss Mae-Mae and, unlike most strays, Miss Mae-Mae is affectionate to those she gets to know and will not hesitate to let you know she’s ready to receive some attention.