Core77 Design Awards
- Other Years
This project focuses on the TNR (Trap Neuter Return) process. TNR is the process of trapping feral cats to neuter or spay them to prevent them from reproducing and increasing their populations further. Through our research, both primary and secondary, we were able to see the benefits of high-intensity TNR. We also saw in our primary research that the current way it is conducted was highly rooted in analog methods. Even purchasing an automated trap was extraordinarily expensive and almost unheard of. We wanted to create a system for our users so that they could easily plan and log their TNR process. In order to do this we needed to address the main pain point in the process; the trap. Many users cited that they made modifications to the existing traps for the cats' comfort. Additionally, they recounted their fears of cats being harmed in the trapping process. Current traps do not account for tails and paws that may not be all the way in the trap, so they can get caught between the metal.
Focusing on all caretakers (mostly ageing 40- 60 years old). We wanted to add some standards and a general system for TNR so that all caretakers can be on the same page. Their pain points were also things that come with trying to trap animals. Not enough food, trapping other animals, trapping the same cat multiple times.