Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is widely considered the ideal way to manage feral cat colonies. Last March we began working to TNR a cat colony in Manvel. Last week we fixed the last two cats in the colony! 24 cats total were spayed and neutered - 14 were returned to the colony and 10 were able to rehabilitated and adopted out.
That said, sometimes the feral or community cats we work with cannot be returned to their colony, usually because residents in the area have threatened the cats or because apartment managers have banned the feeding of strays. In cases like this, we work to find citizens looking to adopt barn cats. Barn cat adopters provide a safe environment, food, and water and our feral cats all-natural pest control!