What we can do:  mentor you with your TNR (trap-neuter-release) project by teaching you how to use the traps (including care of the cats while in the traps) and loaning you traps to get the cats to the vet or a low cost spay/neuter clinic. What we cannot do:  remove feral cats from your neighborhood, place of business, etc., trap and transport the cats for you; loan traps for you to take cats to any animal service for euthanization.
We    are   a   501c3   nonprofit   organization,   dedicated   to   the   care   of   feral   cats.      Members   of our   group   work   on   a   volunteer   basis   to   feed,   water,   and   provide   medical   care   for   hundreds of   feral   cats   in   Knoxville   and   surrounding   areas.      We   participate   in   a   trap/neuter/return program   in   an   effort   to   control   the   feral   cat   population.      The   TNR   program   is   where   feral cats   are   humanely   trapped   by   volunteers,   taken   to   a   clinic   to   be   spayed   or   neutered   and vaccinated,   then   returned   to   their   colony   where   they   are   most   comfortable.         We   are   not an   adoption   agency   nor   do   we   take   in   unwanted   pets.      Our   organization   only   holds adoption   fairs   in   order   to   find   homes   for   socialized   kittens   born   into   feral   colonies   and   to re-home    stray    pets    that    are    abandoned    in    our    colonies!    We    are    funded    solely    from donations   and   fund   raisers   with   100%   of   money   raised   going   directly   to   controlling   and maintaining the feral cat population.
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Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee, PO Box 32121, Knoxville, TN  37930-2121    info@feralfelinefriends.org     (865) 919-CATS (2287)
About Us
wanting to help the unwanted…..
What is TNR?:  TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, and Return.  Feral cats must be trapped (humanely, of course) because they do not trust humans.  The cats are then taken to a veterinarian and they are spayed or neutered, given vaccinations and any other critical care.  The recover overnight, and then they are released back into their colony where they are most comfortable.
Why is TNR important?:  Two feral cats who have not been spayed or neutered can produce around 420,000 kittens in seven years.  Unless a caring person takes care of these cats, a staggering number of them will end up in the Knox County Animal Shelter where they will most likely be euthanized because they are considered unsuitable for adoption.  TNR prevents so many unwanted kittens from being born.