Shelter Me: Barrington Trap, Neuter, Release

BARRINGTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- Barrington, New Jersey has become home to an increasing number of feral cats.

But they have a program to try and stem the problem

It's called Barrington TNR, which stands for Trap, Neuter, and Release.

That's exactly what the program does.

"Feral cats are adults most of the time and they can't be socialized, they've been living outside sometimes since birth, so they are feral in nature," said volunteer Claudia Malec. "TNR is the way to go. It stops the death, it stops the euthanasia, it stops the shelters from being over crowded, and it addresses the growing population problem."

When the feral cats are released, they go into their existing colony or they're introduced to a new one.

"They congregate together and live together. And lots of times it's in a wooded area in a park setting," said Malec.

Barrington TNR maintains those colonies, making sure all the cats are fed and healthy with the help of House Paws Mobile Veterinary Care.

"It's good not only cats but also rescues because we can see a bunch of pets at the same time without having to bring everybody in," Jen Gervasoni of House Paws.

This is kitten season, so Barrington TNR has more than 34 kittens in foster care.

Because they were pulled out of the feral colony at a young age, they've been socialized and are available for adoption.

To meet some of those kittens, watch the video above.

For more information, visit the Barrington TNR website.

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