Who we are
The Bitty Kitty Brigade provides care for orphaned neonatal kittens and partners with animal rescue organizations and impound facilities to improve survival rates within the neonatal kitten population. We recognize that as part of our work, we must also address where these kittens come from. That’s why we’ve launched the Birth Control Brigade. Our team of dedicated volunteers follow a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) process to sterilize community cats, improve their lives and end the reproductive cycle that leads to kittens being orphaned or surrendered to shelters.
How we do it
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a safe and humane approach to sterilizing community cats, ending the breeding cycle, and reducing the population of feral cats. The Birth Control Brigade identifies locations with community cat colonies, humanely traps these cats, and partners with local spay/neuter programs like Animal Humane Society (AHS) and MN SNAP to sterilize them. Cats and kittens with the potential for rehoming are made adoptable through other organizations, and the remaining cats are returned to their original site to continue their lives without the constant pressures of mating and pregnancy.
Why this helps community cats
The continuous cycle of mating and pregnancy is stressful! Female cats can have up to five litters of an average of four kittens each year — potentially 50 to 150 kittens in a lifetime! TNR puts an end to that cycle and also curbs the unwanted behaviors that accompany mating, like roaming, yowling, spraying, and fighting.
How you can get involved
We’re always looking for volunteers to help with trapping, transport, holding care, and equipment sanitization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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You can also support the Birth Control Brigade by making a financial donation below.