Dear 78702 Community:

The Community Cat Project is working to help feral/stray cats in your neighborhood and right now we are focused on the 78702 zip code.  If you have stray cats at your home, work, or hang-out spot, give us a call or email communitycats@austinhumanesociety.org. We can help you get them fixed and vaccinated for free! All cats will be returned to the exact location where they were trapped within a few days.

What is TNR? Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective approach to controlling feral cat over-population. With TNR the cats are trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies, the left ear-tipped for identification and returned to their territory. An ear-tip is the universal symbol that a cat is spayed/neutered and rabies vaccinated. Community cats thrive outside and can live a healthy and happy life. They are bonded to their colonies and environment.

Why is it important? TNR ensures healthier community cats by decreasing the spread of illness. TNR reduces the number of cat intakes at local shelters and the number of kittens born into homelessness. Reduce nuisance behaviors such as fighting, yowling, or spraying. TNR helps keep Austin “No-Kill”

How can you help?  Your participation reduces the number of cats entering our city’s shelter and provides for a happier and healthier life for the cats. Volunteer to trap cats in your neighborhood. We can show you how to do it and rental traps are available at the Austin Humane Society. Let us know where community cats are living in your area. Some cats live on locked or private lot so temporary access will need to be granted at certain locations. Also, getting the information out there is a huge piece.

We are focusing on the 78702 zip-code, but all community cats from Travis Co. are welcome in our FREE TNR clinic. Appointments are necessary as our clinic usually fills up.  Our spay/neuter clinic days are every Wednesday and Thursday and first Monday of the month. Check in is from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.All cats must arrive covered and in humane traps, large enough for the cat to stand and turn around in.

More information and appointments at http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/ferals

Thank you for helping your community cats!

Ashley Steffey
Community Cat Project Coordinator
(512)788-0928
communitycats@austinhumanesociety.org