The City of Bellmead has received Phase II of the PetSmart Grant. Last year, the city received $11,500 and spent $10,000 of that money for its Trap-Neuter-Release program to reduce the number of free roaming cats in Bellmead. The city was given one year to complete the capture and spay, neuter and rabies shots of more than 200 cats. They met the mark in four months.
The city re-applied for the grant, and at the encouragement of PetSmart, requested the grant for another year, this time to process 500 cats with a $25,000 grant.
For more information, contact Bellmead Animal Control Officer Charles Maskell or Paul Estrada at (254) 799-0251 for help with the following:
- Get approval for TNR grant funds
- Borrow a TNR loaner trap
- Report a feral cat colony in need of TNR
- Request Volunteer Assistance with Trapping
- Assistance with transportation for trapped cats
- EZ Trap Training Classes & Volunteer Orientations*
* Trap Training, TNR Volunteer Orientations & other community cat assistance provided CommCAT (formerly Heart of Texas Feral Friends) & MARC.
New volunteers are welcome. Contact Bellmead Animal Control for dates of the next New Volunteer Orientation.
Project TNR Bellmead grant is supervised by the City of Bellmead, Bellmead Police Department, Bellmead Animal Control, and the Bellmead Animal Advisory Board.
“Project TNR Bellmead will fast-track the goals of the City of Bellmead to significantly reduce the number of free-roaming cats and offspring; decrease the number of cat complaint calls to Bellmead Animal Control; and provide caregivers with the financial assistance needed to assertively implement TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) at their cat colony for maximum impact.” Project TNR Bellmead Grant Proposal
Cats that have been processed have their left ear clipped for easy identification.