Suggested minimum trap size.
26L x 9W x 9H

Community Cat - A feline with no specific owner or home.  A stray or feral cat.

 

  • New program guidelines beginning 7-5-2021

  • If the cat in a trap is not going to be returned to its natural habitat, is able to be safely handled and going to be adopted, it does not qualify for our TNR program.  Please make an appointment for these cats.

  • To be certain we can take your trapped cat, call us prior to coming in. 

  • For your safety and our staff’s safety, ALL Community cats MUST be delivered in a humane trap to receive the discounted TNR pricing.  

  • Cats need to arrive by 9:00 am of the reserved day or a call or made to the clinic before 9 am. Unused reserved spots will be given to publicly trapped cats at 9:15 am.

  • Beginning each week on Wednesday morning the general public may call in to reserve 2 spot(s) for their trapped cat(s) to be accepted the following Tuesday at 9:00 am. Public clients are limited to 2 cats per visit. The cat must come in at 9:00 am or call us that they have the cat in a trap but will be arriving later in the morning. If no communication is received the reserved spot will be given to the public without reservations.

  • Public clients who come to us without reservations will be admitted beginning at 9 am Tuesday each week after reserved and trappers are admitted/accounted for on a first come, first serve basis if there are still spots available.

  • An open trap, with hopes of catching a cat later in the day, does not count as a cat in a trap and a reserved spot can not be held for an empty cage.

  • Community cats will have their ears tipped.  This is a universal indication to other TNR participants that this cat has already been altered and that the cat, if trapped, should be released.  Full surgical rates apply if ear tip is declined.

  • Community cats will also receive a rabies vaccination at no additional charge.

  • Surgery will be performed as soon as possible, dependent upon the time the animal arrives at the clinic and our surgery load.

  • Community cats will stay the night after their surgery in the clinic to give them time to rest and remain quiet. 

  • They will have food and water provided, as well as be kept warm/cool, clean and dry.

  • Our staff will call you to let you know when to pick up trapped cat and taken to their natural habitat and released.

 

Humane Traps are available at AlterClinic.  A $35.00 fully refundable check or cash deposit is required. Donations to cover administrative costs would be appreciated. 

 Please call to reserve one.

 

 

Fees are subject to change without notice