How to help Community Cats:
Are you ready for Trap-Neuter-Return?
Set a feeding schedule: try to feed the cat(s) in the same place at the same every day for 1-2 weeks.
Once you're ready to trap and take them for neuter surgery, withhold food for 24 hours prior to setting a trap, always provide water. Rent or borrow the number of traps needed to accommodate the number of cats that need to be trapped, fixed, vaccinated, and ear tipped.
Plan to bring the cats to Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic the morning after trapping, before 11 AM, Monday-Wednesday. Contact MCHA for assistance with trapping and transporting the cats to Pets Alive. If you need assistance in covering the costs of neuter at Pets Alive, complete this form.
Once the cats have returned:
Be prepared to release the cats back to the environment in they were trapped. Plan to provide regular food and water on a daily basis. For periods of rain, cold, and snow, please be prepared to provide shelter from the environment. This could be a barn, shed, or homemade container.