We have gathered information on this page that is useful for other cities and counties across South Dakota looking to approve TNR programs. We hope this page serves as a resource for municipal officials and private citizens working toward providing humane alternatives for community cats and to stem the tide of cat overpopulation.

TNR (or “trap and return”) has been applied successfully in many communities, large and small, throughout the United States. It has helped to improve the welfare of feral cats while improving outcomes for the community. If you’d like to learn more about feral cat TNR programs, we recommend the following resources:

Website Links


Links to research demonstrating the effectiveness of TNR programs.

National Support

A list of national organizations and others supporting TNR programs.


Videos explaining the basics of TNR.