Adams County’s TNR

(Trap Neuter Return)

Saving lives in an effort to live harmoniously!


Whether you love them or loathe them, it is going to take the whole community to fix the free roaming cat overpopulation in Adams County. Doing nothing and using ineffective approaches have resulted in the current overpopulation problem we have today. WE MUST DO SOMETHING!! IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE and each one of us CAN make a contribution to a more compassionate world!! On behalf of the cats, thank you.

The HSUS estimates that a pair of breeding cats and their offspring can exponentially produce over 400,000 cats in 7 years. Without people who are willing to take responsible action to control overpopulation, we are left with the feral cat population rapidly increasing. Further increases would be overwhelming to our communities.

The goal of Trap-Neuter-Return is to stabilize the population. What does this mean? NO MORE KITTENS! The program involves humanely trapping stray and feral cats and having them vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and eartipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat). The program also trains caretakers how to properly, feed and shelter the cats while concurrently acknowledging that the cats are not welcome in all locations. Humane methods such as natural deterrents and ultrasonic devices are used to divert cats to appropriate locations. To view a brochure describing these methods visit:

This approach permanently reduces the number of cats. The targeted cat populations are not socialized and therefore are not suitable house pets nor should they be housed in a shelter. With this in mind, a significant decrease in cat intake into the shelter occurs thus lowering shelter euthanasia rates. This enables shelter workers to redirect desperately needed resources to caring for adoptable animals.

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Community Cats

If you would like to be a part of the Adams County Trap Neuter Return team whether it be time, supplies, money, marketing, foster home care, medical care etc. please send email to Together we can move closer to the time when our community cats can live in harmony with our neighbors.


Adams County SPCA  

11 Goldenville Road  

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tel: 717-334-8876

Fax:  717-334-1338

Open Hours

Mon:  12pm-6pm

Wed:  12pm-5pm 

Thu:   12pm-5pm
Fri:     12pm-6pm 

Sat:    11am-4pm

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