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TRAP, NEUTER & RETURN

Be part of the solution for cats.

Spaying and neutering the cats living in your community is the most humane and effective way to control the population of free roaming cats and prevent kittens from being born outdoors. Getting involved is a simple, two-step process. Once approved to help, you will be saving the lives of hundreds of cats throughout North Texas!

TWO STEPS TO HELP CATS

Step 1: Humane trapping

While trapping can sound intimidating, when done correctly, it is the most humane and effective strategy for controlling free-roaming, or community, cat populations. Humane trapping also improves the quality of life for these cats. Cats who go through a TNR program are less stressed, healthier, and coexist more peacefully with humans and one another.

Trapping community cats can be a fine art but with the right information and technique, you can become a successful trapper!

Watch this video about how to trap a feral cat:

You can purchase a humane trap from one of these sources:

TruCatchTraps
LiveTrap
CountyLine

If you are interested in a trap loan from the SPCA of Texas, please download the forms from the below links and fill out the form. Humane traps are available for loan with a $70 refundable deposit Tuesday-Friday. Please email communitycats@spca.org to schedule pick up. Bring the attached form with you or email before arriving.

Trap Loan Form (English) | Trap Loan Form (Español)

All community cats coming into clinics for surgery MUST be in humane traps. Please ensure all traps are securely closed on each end. Adding carabiners or zip ties adds security.

Step 2: Schedule a Spay or Neuter Surgery

Due to COVID-19, our clinics are not currently accepting Trap, Neuter & Return surgeries. Thank you for your patience and understanding! In the interim, please contact our partners, listed below, for their surgery availability for community cats. Please email communitycats@spca.org for more information. 

Clinics

Where to go.

The Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic offers spay/neuter surgeries for pet cats on Fridays only. Appointments may be made online at spca.org/clinicservices or by calling 214-742-7722.

You may also contact our partners for their surgery availability for community cats. Please email communitycats@spca.org for more information.