SNYP TNR PROGRAM:  Helping feral cats

SNYP provides services for trapping, neutering and returning feral cats to their home territories. This practice is commonly referred to as Trap-Neuter-Return. TNR has been found to be the most effective, humane and long-term method of feral cat population control. Not only does it stop the growth of the colony, it eliminates many undesirable behaviors such as spraying, yowling, wandering and littering. TNR makes feral cats better neighbors.

To access the SNYP TNR Program:

Call the SNYP  help line at 541-858-3325

and leave a message with your phone number and best time to reach you.

One of our TRN experts will call you back to discuss your individual needs.

Be sure to mention you are calling about a feral cat to expedite response.

Click here for trapping and care instructions.

Click here for how to build a feral cat shelter.


 Current weather conditions for planning your TNR activities.

 To check weather in another part of the valley click here.


What is a feral cat?

Feral cats are domesticated cats who have lost trust of humans and cannot be handled by a person safely. Your own pet cat can become feral quickly, learning to fear and stay away from people. Every feral cat originated from an unfixed pet at some point in their lineage.  Hence, the importance of fixing every single house cat cannot be overemphasized!

Feral cats live in colonies and defend their turf or territory. Territory is perhaps the most important thing to a cat. Knowledge of their territory, where there is food and water, dogs, cars, hiding spots, other cats etc. enable cats to survive. The drive to return to their territory is one of their strongest instincts.


Trap-Neuter-Return resources

Learn how to build a feral cat shelter for the cold winter months!

Below is information and videos to further educate you about feral cats, the trapping process, taming kittens, and more.

Alley Cat Allies TNR trapping information

Best Friends Animal Society: Offers great information on feral/community cats

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon: Not be to confused with the Feral Cat Coalition of San Diego this is the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.

Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog! – Daily national and global cat news, information and resources to actively use for cat advocacy and cat management.

Neighborhood Cats: Offers  a wealth of information for caretakers everywhere.

CARETAKER’S GUIDE: An Overview of Caring for Feral Cats – Humane Society of the U.S. guide for caregivers.


Helpful videos below provided by Alley Cat Allies.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return

How to trap