In late 2017, the Shreveport City Council passed an official TNR ordinance to help support city-based TNR efforts. Several years later, a very small TNR program in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana was established in May 2020--with one person trapping, neutering, and returning feral cats in the Highland Historic District. Port City Cat Rescue immediately chipped in and helped to cover the cost of surgeries, but the need is greater than ever. Between May 2020 and April 2021, over 50 community cats were TNR'd. Realizing the imperative to scale up this community run program, we seek to educate the community on TNR programs and ask for the community's support to increase the number of feral cats we can TNR. Donating will enable us to purchase more traps, and most importantly with the help of already identified volunteers, increase the number of cats served based on subvented surgery costs.
Our goal is to trap/neuter/return at least 240 community feral cats in the Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana area within a 12-month period. We will have volunteers in Bossier City and Shreveport setting traps each week, transporting trapped feral cats to Robinson's Rescue for spay/neuter, ear tipping, vaccinations, and then volunteers will return and release feral community cats back to their original trap location when healed from surgery.
As Bob Barker always said, "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered." Feral cats living in community colonies are not pets--so help us to help our neighborhoods!"
One-time donations of any amount are always appreciated! We use these funds to purchase needed shelter supplies, pay vet bills, and purchase food and litter. If you would like to donate funds for a specific purpose, please indicate that in the comment box! We also accept personal checks which can be mailed to our shelter or dropped off at adoption events!