Community Cats


"Community Cats" refers to outdoor stray and feral cats in our community who do not have a specific owner or home . Stray cats are socialized with humans (they got abandoned or lost from a home), while feral cats have very little to no experience with humans (most of them born outdoors).

TNR - Trap Neuter Return - is nationally recognized as the best way to  manage the population of Community Cats.  The cats are trapped in humane traps, taken to a specialized spay neuter clinic, and is then return to their location in the community.

The Animal Welfare Center does not have the resources to directly TNR community cats, but we support individuals and neighborhoods in their own TNR efforts by providing information and advice, lending humane traps, assisting in scheduling of  clinic appointments, and when possible, providing financial resources.

If you are interested in learning more about TNR and how to reduce the Community Cat population in your backyard or neighborhood, please call/text us at 440-231-5300.