Full Circle TNR Program

Orphan Kitten Club believes in ending the cycle of reproduction that leads to kittens being born outdoors–and ultimately orphaned or surrendered to a shelter. Recognizing that every kitten in our nursery had an origin story that began outside, we developed a unique Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program that specifically focuses on sterilizing community cats in the neighborhoods where our kittens are rescued.

The Full Circle Program is our promise that the kittens we rescue will be the last born in their colony. Our passionate volunteer trap team works diligently to identify the birthplace of every kitten in our nursery, and to humanely sterilize the community cats found there.

We are proud that this program provides a long term, full-circle impact!

Here are some of our recent colonies:

Hummingbird Colony

Our “hummingbird” kittens were found as infants underneath a wheelbarrow. Covered in fleas, they were rescued and raised to adoption age in our nursery. A team member returned to the place they were rescued and TNRed all of the cats in the colony. 

Rosemary’s Colony

Rosemary and her siblings were found orphaned in an herb garden. Our team has worked tirelessly to TNR the large colony of cats living in the neighborhood where she was born.

Flower’s Colony

Flower was brought into our local animal shelter as an orphaned singleton.  This adorable kitten came from a colony in San Diego’s Little Saigon neighborhood. Our volunteers have been working to make sure every cat in her colony is spayed & neutered.

Flapjack’s Colony

Flapjack and his brother Butter were found by a feeder of a feral colony in Spring Valley. Sadly, Butter passed away within hours of being rescued. His passing inspired us to create our Full Circle Program and our team worked tirelessly to TNR his entire colony.

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