SNYP TNR PROGRAM
Helping community (feral) cats
SNYP provides services for trapping, neutering and returning feral (wild) 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 helps eliminates many undesirable behaviors such as spraying, yowling, wandering and littering. TNR makes feral cats better neighbors.
How to schedule your feral appointment:
- The SNYP Spay/Neuter Clinic dedicates two days per month to feral surgeries.
- Call our clinic at 541-858-3325 to schedule feral appointments. If you are leaving a message state you are calling about ferals. Our feral coordinator will contact you directly.
- SNYP can loan you traps and will provide instructions on the most humane methods of trapping and care before and after surgery.
- All feral cats must have scheduled appointments. We understand you may not be successful capturing the cat(s) but appointments are required. If you follow our trapping instructions carefully your capture success rate will improve dramatically.
- NEVER SET A TRAP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT!
- All ferals must arrive for their appointments in traps.
- When arriving at the clinic on the day of our appointment leave all cats in your vehicle until you have checked in.
Fees and treatments:
Feral package: $25
Includes the spay or neuter surgery, rabies and distemper (FVRCP combo) vaccinations, a tattoo at the incision site, and a mandatory ear tip. Sutures dissolve after several weeks and do not need to be removed.
Please note that feral cats will not receive a physical exam prior to surgery to determine ﬁtness for receiving anesthesia.
Cats that appear to be suffering from life-threatening conditions that cannot be safely treated, as determined by the veterinarian, will be humanely euthanized.
Please follow the instructions in the link below carefully to humanely capture and care for the cats before and after surgery.
Helpful videos below provided by Alley Cat Allies.
How to trap
More information and videos to further educate you about feral cats, the trapping process, taming kittens, and more available on the Alley Cat Allies website.
- A guide to trap/neuter/return and colony care
- Como ayudar a los gatos comunitarios
- TNR specific articles and guides
- Learn how to build a feral cat shelter for the cold winter months!
National feral cat resources
- 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.
- 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.