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February 11th, 2010
PALS TNRM workshop seeks to curb stray cats

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Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas will hold a workshop on the Trap, Neuter, Return, Maintain (TNRM) method for the management of the free-roaming stray cat population Saturday at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, from 10 a.m.-noon.

The event will be held in the library’s small conference room. An additional workshop will be conducted on March 2 from 6-8 p.m.

PALS said the TNRM method reduces the stray cat population in a way that’s more humane than killing them. The average cost of sterilization is $50 while the average cost of an animal to be impounded and euthanized costs $110 taxpayer dollars.

The TNRM workshop will explain the details of the loan of traps, low-cost spay/neuter options and recovery steps after the surgery. The event will also describe how to solve cat nuisance problems and how to safely manage outdoor cat populations.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to the planners of the event by emailing or calling PALS at (512) 754-PALS (press 5 to leave a message).

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  1. I’am desperatly trying to find a TNRM class ASAP, as I desire to help with the feral cats mission to save there lives and hope and pray they can become adoptable. I would like very much to some day have my own foundation to help these wonderful God given creatures that man is destroying out of no fault but our own. I presently volunteer for The Guaudalupe County Humane Society and am seeking payed work to help with the cause. Please notify me for available class and information or if you have a position entry level that needs to be filled. Contact via email or at 830-214-0415 or 702-497-7687 Thank you

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