Berks Animal Rescue League to reopen Trap-Neuter-Return clinic

The clinic was temporarily closed last summer to prioritize the pets already at the shelter.

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County will reopening its Trap-Neuter-Return program, operating at a limited capacity to ensure optimal care for every patient.

During this first phase, The ARL will host clinics once per month with 20 appointments available for each date. Appointments are now available for April 17th, May 15th, and June 19th. There will be a limit of five appointments per person.

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“TNR is the only proven method to decrease the number of cats humanely and dramatically over time,” said ARL’s CEO Ashley Mikulsky. “We are excited to resume our TNR clinic operations and continue targeting the community cat overpopulation in our county. After closing the clinic last summer to focus on the surgeries of the pets already at the shelter, resuming this service was our priority.”

The cost of TNR surgery at the ARL remains accessible at $50 for both male and female cats. For the safety and well-being of all cats, it is mandatory that they arrive in a trap. To facilitate this requirement, traps are available for rent through the ARL’s Adoptions Department.

Each cat undergoing TNR surgery at the ARL will receive comprehensive care without exceptions, including: Spay/Neuter Surgery, Rabies Vaccination, FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia Vaccine), 72-hour pain injection, Ear tip (left ear corner will be cut as a TNR identification mark), Microchip with the address where they were trapped.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the ARL Surgery Center at 610-373-8830 ext. 640 or by visiting https://berksarl.org/community-cats-program.

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