Nick McWilliams reporting – The numbers are in for the first year of the Tuscarawas County Trap, Neuter, Release program in Dover, with positive results coming forth.

The contract, signed roughly a year ago with the city, provides humane trapping and spaying and neutering before releasing feral cats back into the world, with some adoptions available.

A sizable amount of cats were addressed since July, according to Safety Director Gerry Mroczkowski.

“Since July of 2019, 265 cats have been trapped, neutered, and returned. 58 kittens were fostered and adopted out. 50-plus community cat shelters were made and given away.”

Mroczkowski adds that TNR will wait to release some cats during the winter period following surgeries, due to cold temperatures making the recovery period more difficult.

The project depends on donations to operate, with interest residents asked to send checks to 5143 Blacksnake Hill NE Dover, OH 44622.

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