Our Feral Cat Program

Our feral cat program is a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for free-roaming community cats who live outside and don’t belong to anyone. TNR is the most effective method for controlling feral cat population growth.

Using this technique, community/feral cats living outside are trapped, spayed/neutered, ear tipped (the universal symbol of a sterilized cat), and then returned to their outdoor home.

It is not only humane, it is the most effective way to reduce the number of homeless cats. The program has a dramatic impact on the number of kittens and cats entering our shelter.

Here's how the program works:

  • Rent a trap from us ($10 for up to three traps for three weeks). The fee is non-refundable.

  • Please fill out this form: Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Application.

  • Limited transportation by Kitten Rescue is available. After you fill out the application, we will call you to discuss transportation options.
    (Drop off time at Kitten Rescue is 5:30a.m. on the morning of your Appointment.)

    If Kitten Rescue does not have the ability to transport the cat, you will need to:

  • Transport the cat to the Tacoma facility. There are limited slots available, so plan on arriving before 7:30 AM for the 9:00 AM drop-off.

  • Return the following day by 7:30 AM to pick up the cat.

  • You will need to pay the fee to Northwest Spay & Neuter and bring your receipt to Kitten Rescue for reimbursement. The charges are $30 per feral cat plus $10 for pain medication. You MUST request pain medication.

Note: to get the reimbursement, you MUST pay for pain medication.

Other Low-Cost Options: