Trap, Neuter, Release Program
We accept feral/community cats through our Trap, Neuter, Release Program. Please drop off before 11am Monday-Friday. We only accept feral cats that come in a humane trap, also known as a havahart animal trap. For more information about the program please CLICK HERE.
Seeing stray cats? We can help -- for FREE!
Our Community Cats Program is the humane and effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the streets in Pima County. Community cats are the un-owned outdoor or feral cats who live in our neighborhoods.
Our Community Cats Project provides:
- Spaying or neutering and vaccination. Over time, their numbers are reduced -- at no cost to the caretaker.
- Ear-tipping of spayed or neutered cats. A painless procedure, an ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.
The benefits include:
- Prevents unwanted litters;
- Saves taxpayer dollars by keeping cats out of our county shelter;
- Decreases the number of cats being euthanized in our shelter;
- Helps improve the health of outdoor cats; and
- Reduces nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, howling, and roaming.
To be fixed for free through this program, cats must meet the following criteria:
- The cat lives strictly outside.
- The cat has no known owner (must not have a collar with ID or microchip).
- The cat appears to be healthy.
- The cat is at least 2 pounds, which is roughly 8-10 weeks of age.
- All cats must be returned to their original colonies after surgery (dumping cats is illegal).