Community cats are free-roaming cats who live outdoors and may have humans helping take care of them, but are not “pets.” With proper community support and proper care—including the need to be fixed and vaccinated—people and community cats can share the earth harmoniously.

Hours

  • Walk-ins – Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30am-11am

Requirements

  1. TNR is a program for unsocialized cats who cannot be handled. If you have a barn cat who can be handled, please schedule an appointment through our clinic – (734) 662-4365
  2. Each cat must be in an individual, size-appropriate live trap (not a squirrel trap or cat carrier). 2 cat maximum per day. All cats will be ready the following morning to be returned.
  3. Please call our clinic upon arrival, do not bring cats into lobby. Someone will come out to retrieve cat/s – (734) 662-4365

Pricing

  • $40 in Washtenaw County spay/neuter/rabies & FVRCP (feline herpes + distemper) & flea and tick
  • $75 out of county spay/neuter & rabies +$5 for FVRCP (feline herpes + distemper) +$15 for flea and tick preventative
  • Any injuries or illnesses will be treated at an additional cost

TRANSFER FEE – any cat not brought in a live trap will be charged a $50 transfer fee.

More Information

Have questions? Check out our FAQs!

Process

  1. Drop cats off in individual live traps at the HSHV clinic between 9:30am-11am Monday & Tuesday, we do not TNR on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.
  2. There is a maximum daily limit of 2 cats; each must be in an individual live trap. Please use a size-appropriate trap—not a squirrel trap, cat carrier or dog crate. Place a small blanket or towel over the trap to help calm the cat down.
  3. Call the clinic upon arrival at (734) 662-4365; they will process information and assist in bringing the cat(s) inside for TNR. Please do not bring unsocial cats into the lobby. Cats undergo surgery later the same day. All cats brought to HSHV for TNR will also be given a rabies vaccine and an ear tip.
  4. Cats must go home the day after they’re dropped off. We recommend picking up cats in the morning so that they are not in a trap longer than necessary. Please release the cat in the same spot where it was trapped.

More questions? Please see FAQ’s.

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Volunteers can find resource information on the Volunteer Resources page.

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Blog

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TNR Map

Mapping

Please report any colonies you are aware of, to help HSHV monitor cat colonies to help us better understand and care for our county’s community cats. None of your personal information will be shared and we do not publish specific addresses.

More questions? Please contact our Community Cat Coordinator at (734) 661-3523 or email tnr@hshv.org.