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.


  • Walk-ins – Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00am-11am
  • Save time at check-in by printing and filling out the TNR Check – in Form


More S/N events being announced soon for 2023!


  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 fill out a TNR Check-in form upon arrival and bring the completed form to the veterinary clinic. Forms can be printed here and are also located outside of the TNR room. Please DO NOT bring cat/s into lobby, someone will come out to retrieve cat/s.


  • $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
  • $90 out of county package (includes all services listed above)
  • $75 trap rental ($65 is refunded when the trap is returned)
  • Any injuries or illnesses will be treated at an additional cost

-Basic wound treatment – $50 (clean wound site / anti-biotic injection)

-Wound treatment tier 2 – $150 (x-rays, tail removal, eye removal, pain meds)

-Wound treatment tier 3 – $300 (x-rays, limb removal, sutures, pain meds)

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!

List of MI clinics that offer TNR – MI TNR Rescource List


  1. Drop cats off in individual live traps at the HSHV clinic between 9:00am-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. Fill out a TNR Check-in form upon arrival. Forms can be printed here and are also located in a basket on the outside of the TNR room. Completed forms can be brought in to our veterinary clinic. Once the clinic processes the form, a staff member will come out to retrieve cat/s.
  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.

Support our TNR program via our Amazon Wishlist

Volunteers can find resource information on the Volunteer Resources page.

Cats served
Recorded hours spent trapping*
Est. hours of vet care provided*
Miles driven*

* Includes all TNR activity through July 2021

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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