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Community Cat Program

TNR Program for Feral-Stray-Community Cats

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is the only humane and effective means of community cat population control.

  • Bring the community cat in a humane trap to PetFix between 7:30 and 8:00am, Monday - Thursday.

  • There is NO need to call first, but due to high volume, only one cat can be brought per day. (We will not accept multiple cats from the same colony brought in under different names). If you catch two cats in your trap, go ahead and bring both, please do not try to separate (in this case, we do make occasional exceptions to our "one only cat" policy). 

  • We will require the ear tip. When the cat is sedated, we will surgically remove the tip of left ear. This is a universal symbol that the cat has been fixed. The cost is $25 for spay or neuter including ear tip, plus $6 for the rabies immunization. FVRCP vaccination is available for $15. If the cat has live fleas, we will treat them for $10.

  • When arriving at PetFix please approach our front table (leave cat in the car). When we ask if you have an appointment, please tell us  you have a "trapped cat or community cat."

  • We accept cash, Visa, MC, and Discover at pick-up. Pick-up time is at 3:30pm the same day.

Trapping Techniques to Ensure Success

  • Get the cat on a regular feeding schedule. Most feral and strays come around the same time most days for food.  Get in a feeding routine early in the morning, this will get the cat to return at the same time every day. Please do not leave traps set overnight or unattended for long periods of time.

  • Bait and set the trap. Place a small amount of food on a paper plate (No Glass or Ceramic) and place it behind the trap’s step plate. Set your trap and wait until the cat returns for its regular feeding, and hopefully walks into the trap, setting it off and closing him inside. PetFix does rent traps. The deposit is $70 and $60 will be refunded when the trap is returned.

  • Once the cat is inside, cover the trap. Always cover the trap immediately with a sheet or towel, never cover with plastic (cover must be breathable) to calm the cat. After being trapped the cat will likely panic. If possible, remove the trapped cat from the feeding area to prevent it from spooking other cats. Keep the cat in an area that is a comfortable temperature until you can bring it to the PetFix clinic.

  • Place plastic under the trap in your vehicle when transporting.  Breathable cover over the top, and plastic or other underneath in case kitty vomits or urinates.

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If That Doesn't Work, Try This...

Watch this online video for step-by-step instructions

  • Feed inside the trap for a few days. Use a zip tie or rope to hold the trap open and allow the cat to acclimate to the new scenery and start gradually putting the food closer and closer to the trap until it is eating the food directly inside. Then, you can set the trap.

  • Use attractive bait. Use wet canned cat food, tuna (in water), or KFC chicken. On cold days microwaving it brings out the smell to lure the cat in.

  • Limit food on the day prior to trapping. Feed half as much as normal to ensure the cat is hungry.

  • Capture each and every cat you have roaming your area. Every cat you sterilize can prevent thousands of homeless kittens from being born over the next five years. Thank you!

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