RedRover Publishes Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release Manual

Sacramento, CA – RedRover, a national animal welfare nonprofit organization, has published a comprehensive manual titled, “Humanely Managing Cat Overpopulation Sites.” This guidebook can assist those trying to solve cat overpopulation areas by bringing all affected parties together to make a realistic plan to spay/neuter all the cats, and rehome as many cats as possible.

Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services, wrote the manual after leading a large-scale effort to solve cat over-population at Core Creek Park in Pennsylvania last year. “Seeing the success of the effort at Core Creek Park, I realized there was a need to share this model of how to humanely solve the problem of cat overpopulation sites,” Gammie said.  “When all agencies and interested parties work together collaboratively to understand motivations, compromises can be made to take care of the needs of all involved – government agencies, cat lovers, people concerned about wildlife, and the cats themselves.”

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release efforts (TNVR) are part of the RedRover Responders program. For 30 years, RedRover Responders has cared for thousands of animals during more than 180 crises that overwhelm communities throughout the United States and Canada, including wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, puppy mill seizures, cruelty and neglect and overpopulation cases.

This manual is a step-by-step guide that walks through a cooperative solution on how to sterilize all cats onsite, place as many as possible in homes or barn homes, then return the unadoptable cats to the site. If 80 – 90 percent of the cats onsite are sterilized, the population will reduce to zero over time due to attrition.

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Now in their 30th year, RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Through their RedRover Relief program, they have helped thousands of animals and provided thousands of safe nights across the United States and Canada. For the third consecutive year, RedRover has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more, please visit  You can view our media kit at:


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