Please be advised that our community cat program operations have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please DO NOT call your local animal services facility or trap and take cats to them. They are being advised to only respond to CRITICAL CASES AND NEEDS. If you have community cats in your area that need sterilization, be advised that this is being considered a low priority for vets at this time, per recommendations issued to them and in an effort to save surgical supplies for  human need. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Leave them alone. Provide them with food, water, and shelter. Do not trap them. Do not harm them. When operations are back to normal, we will be more than happy to work with you to place them on the schedule for sterilization, vaccination, and return as a humane method of addressing your issues. You may read further on this page about finding resources for deterrence in the meantime. 

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Good Mews is thrilled to offer spay and neuter services for community cats. Currently we perform surgeries for community cats on Mondays and Wednesdays and appointments are required. We have traps available for loan with a $50 deposit per trap (refundable upon return of trap in acceptable condition). Our TNR volunteers are sometimes able to help with trapping but in order to address your needs in the most timely manner possible, it is recommended that you take advantage of our educational resources on trapping and our trap loan program. If you need assistance with community cats or are ready to schedule anticipated surgery, please email us.

Community cats are those ferals and other stray cats who make the outdoors their home. This is a life-saving program which allows community cats’ lives to be spared while addressing the overpopulation problem. Through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), we are able to effectively combat the problem of too many outside cats with the only proven humane alternative which is beneficial to community cats and humans.

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Through the assistance of grants and donations, we are often able to provide spay and neuter services for community cats at no cost. Contact us for more information and to determine if we can assist you with community cats in your area!

For more information, please email ccp@goodmews.org.

To learn more about the TNR process and how you can help (including tips for kittens and keeping community cats out of your yard, please visit our TNR page.

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