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Trap, Neuter, Release for Humane Feral Cat Population Control

Veterinary Hospital: (530) 241-1658

We offer low-cost TNR spay & neuter services for feral cats Monday - Thursday.

No appointment is necessary. First come, first served. We perform 7 cat surgeries in total each day.

Found kittens? Click here.

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What is Trap, Neuter, Release ?

Trap Neuter and Release programs (TNR) are one of the most effective ways to control populations of cats without owners; sometimes called strays, ferals, or community cats. Feral cats are not outdoor cats that have owners but are semi-wild cats. Some patience is required with the TNR method, as it is a long-term solution instead of an immediate one. Spaying/ neutering all of the feral cats in a given area stops the cycle of reproduction and the suffering of future kittens. By releasing cats back to their territory, the cats already occupying the area keep new cats from coming in to use available resources and reproducing. Whereas, simply removing feral cats from an area creates an area with available resources for new cats to perpetuate the cycle. Help your community cats by participating in our feral cat spay and neuter program. To the community members that are able to trap feral cats, we provided this low-cost service.

Feral Fiesta Day -  Last Thursday of Every Month

On the last Thursday of every month, we will be spaying and neutering up to 50 feral cats in a single day! This brings the number of TNR surgeries at Haven to 130 feral cats sterilized a month! Limit 5 cats per household. $45 per cat- vouchers may reduce this fee. Ask about any changes to vouchers.

Follow the same procedures as regular TNR days, details below.

Please double-check our calendar or call to make sure the Feral Fiesta Day is available.

Feral Fiesta Day graphic details

TNR Program Trapping & Cat Trap Info

Feral cats must be in a humane cat trap only. You may not use small squirrel traps, coyote traps, or cat carriers. If the cat is friendly enough to be put in a cat carrier, it does not qualify as a "feral" cat.

To rent cat traps from Haven Humane call us at Animal Services: (530) 241-2550.

Cat traps have a $75 cash deposit fee. Traps are $10 a week, which is subtracted from your deposit. You may rent a trap for 4 weeks.

Cat traps are available to purchase at Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply, and Harbor Freight for around $75

Program Vouchers

Vouchers reimburse the cost of TNR spay & neuters. Open to Shasta County residents (except Shasta Lake City). Vouchers provide a discount of $20-$50 per cat. Visit or call us for more information.

More voucher information, click here.

Drop Off, Pick Up & Surgery Information &

Check-in is at 7:15 a.m. Monday - Thursday. We suggest you arrive by 7:00 a.m. (or earlier) to get your spot in line as it is first come, first serve. Seven surgeries total are performed per day- plan your arrival time accordingly.

$45 per cat due at the time of drop off.

Each cat will receive: a spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, long-term pain medication, and have their ear tipped to indicate from a distance that the cat has been fixed, FELV/FIV testing at the doctor's discretion.

cats must be picked up between 3 - 4 p.m. on the same day.

All cats that test positive for Feline Leukemia, FIV, or Heartworms will be humanely euthanized to protect the health of other community cats. 

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An acceptable humane cat trap

Resources for Feral Cat Care

Online Sources

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