Feline Fix is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. TNR is the only humane method for managing outdoor cats. (Learn more about why TNR works and why other methods - such as feeding bans and trap/remove/kill - do NOT work here).
We provide free humane-trap loan, coaching, and in some cases financial aid and logistical support for Davidson County residents who would like to help outdoor cats. For anyone outside Davidson County we provide free trap loan, coaching, and access to low cost services.
Click below to learn how to help feral cats in your area
Need more assistance. Click below to fill out our questionnaire:
Found kittens? Not sure what to do? Click below to learn more:
Already have your cats trapped? Be sure to read this info before surgery.
TNR is designed as a humane means to stop outdoor cat colonies from continuing to reproduce by humanely trapping cats, spaying/neutering them, and returning them to their home territories. A left ear-tip (see photo) is the universal sign that an outdoor cat has been sterilzed and vaccinated. Numerous studies have shown that TNR programs are the most reliable and cost effective method of stabilizing and reducing cat populations. Cats that are spayed and neutered enjoy a safer and more comfortable existence, free of the mating behaviors that annoy neighbors and threaten their lives (roaming, fighting, spraying, yowling, and giving birth over and over again). Sterilized colonies will keep new cats from moving in and eventually the colony size will reduce naturally.
Studies estimate that as many as 82% of all kittens born in the United States originate from a community cat. TNR is one of the most powerful ways to prevent pet overpopulation.
We do not rescue or relocate cats. Free roaming cats have learned to thrive in the enviroment in which they live. Relocating them to a new home is a very dangerous process and can lead to the death of the cat. Returning them to their original environment is almost always in the best interest of the cat.
How it works
1. Please fill out our questionnaire. This will give us all the information we need to help you with your project. We will need to be in contact with anyone who feeds the cats. Read the Step By Step Instructions to understand how the process works.
2. We will contact you to discuss your project and schedule a time to begin trapping. Due to the high volume of requests it may take 1-2 weeks for someone to contact you.
3. We recommend fixing all the cats at the same time. It is much easier to manage the project this way than to fix one cat at a time. We can provide some support for this part of the project if you live in Davidson County. A volunteer will go over this part of your project in detail with you.
4. All cats need a climate controlled area to recover from surgery - most cats need to recover for 24 hours and then may be released.
5. The cost to fix a feral cat is $30, which includes a rabies shot and left ear tip (mandatory). If you live in zip codes 37216 or 37138 we currently have financial aid available to TNR ourdoor cats in these areas.