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Cat Program

The Community Cat Program is an initiative to increase the lifesaving efforts for cats in our community.

The Community Cat Program offers a Return-To-Field (RTF) option for eligible cats in our shelter’s care. Participating cats are selected through eligibility criteria and are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped for easy identification, and then returned to their original location. This program aims to “do no harm” to the cats living in our community by providing a positive live outcome as well as contributing to the overall decrease in cat colony populations over time. The RTF program does not provide traps or spay/neuter services to the public at this time.

The Community Cat Program also oversees our Barn Cat Adoption program. The cats that we adopt out as barn cats are unadoptable as pets. They are varying levels of “feral” or unsocial, and have not met certain criteria to be eligible for Return-To-Field, actively saving the lives of cats that have no other adoption or foster options in our shelter. Our barn cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped on request, and ear-tipped for easy identification. The Barn Cat Program does not actively accept cats specifically for the program at this time.


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