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Community cats are outdoor, free-roaming cats. They may be friendly or feral. Our Community Cat Program reduces the number of cats entering shelters and improves the lives of cats living outdoors.


Through the program, we humanely trap, evaluate, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and ear-tip to signify sterilization, and return community cats to their original habitats - a process known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).


Since we began providing TNR services, Metro Animal Care and Control’s (MACC) cat intake rate has dropped by more than 50%, and the save rate of cats has increased to 90%. By diverting community cats away from MACC, we help the shelter to concentrate its valuable resources on saving and finding homes for adoptable animals.


The science behind TNR is not to eliminate all cats at a single time but rather to gradually reduce their overwhelming numbers by humanely spaying/neutering them.

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To learn more about community cats and the importance of providing free TNR services, we highly recommend visiting the resources below.

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