The life of a street cat in the Middle East is extremely hard. Fighting for limited food sources, a harsh desert climate (over 40 degrees in the summer), people who are not kind to them, plus the safety aspect of living next to busy roads. On top of that imagine a female having litter after litter and trying to keep her kittens safe and fed – it is an extremely tough unforgiving environment.
TNR Qatar was formed in 2014 by a group of volunteers who were determined to improve the lives of the cats living on the streets of Qatar by promoting a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. Such programs run very successfully in the UK and the USA as they are the humane solution to the cat over-population problem, balancing the concerns of the human communities and saving cats’ lives.
TNR Qatar is a non-profit, non-government organisation that receives no government funding and relies solely on private donations and fundraising. It is always a struggle to raise enough funds to continue our mission but for every cat we spay, it is a step in the right direction.