Teams of volunteers work with managers and tenants of low-income or subsidized apartment complexes and mobile home parks to offer free or low-cost spay/neuter services to cats. This includes owned cats as well as stray or feral outdoor-living cats.
We work with owners to provide spay/neuter services to their cats. We believe in Trap/Neuter/Return as a humane solution for stray and feral cats.
Our goal is to reduce the numbers of cats living outdoors. We promote the concept of keeping cats indoors. Whenever possible, we attempt to socialize young feral kittens so they can be adopted into forever homes.
Volunteers are needed to trap cats on location, care for cats in traps, transport cats to/from surgery, pick up cats from owners and transport to/from surgery. If you are interested in volunteering, please come to our Volunteer Orientation on the 4th Wednesday of every month, see our Event Calendar for specific dates.
We will require cooperation of the owner and/or manager of the complex, as well as permission for a caregiver to continue feeding the feral cats. Due to a high volume of requests, there is often a waiting period. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request services.
Consider the following options:
- For advice on conducting your own trap/neuter/release program, check out the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. They will even lend you the traps.
- Lost cost spay/neuter services for owned cats
- To keep owned, stray cats off your property, read 10 Tips for keeping cats out of yards and gardens.
- Home sweet home: bringing an outside cat in
- Peaceable backyard kingdom: protecting pets and wildlife
What is the difference between stray and feral cats?
- May approach people, homes and businesses
- Will likely live alone
- May display body language of a house cat (walk with tail up, make eye contact with humans)
- May "talk" (meow)
- Likely will be dirty
- Will not have an eartip
- Will not approach/ will avoid people
- May belong to a colony (a group of cats)
- May crouch and stay low to the ground and protect body with tail, avoiding eye contact with humans
- Won't meow or purr
- Likely will have clean, well-kept coat
- Will have an eartip (right ear) if spayed or neutered
If you become aware of a new cat in your area, look for his/her home by posting signs around. Regardless of whether the cat is feral or stray, if you do not find the cat's home but are willing to provide food and shelter to a cat who can not live inside, please visit the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon for information on spaying/neutering.