Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return Program

In order to help prevent births of unwanted cats, the Eastern Madera County SPCA provides a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats in the foothill communities. Feral cats (wild cats that cannot be handled) are not generally adoptable.

Many national organizations, such as ASPCA, HSUS and Alley Cat Allies have studied feral cat populations and have found that the best programs, especially in rural areas, are those that trap, spay or neuter, and return feral cats to their location.

The EMCSPCA, working with local vets, pays for the entire cost of surgeries for feral cats. Call (559) 683-1266 and leave a message on the spay/neuter line, or email spay@emcspca.org, and a volunteer will contact you with information about the TNR program.

  • It is imperative that you contact us prior to trapping any feral cats if you want to participate in this program.
  • All feral cats that are spayed/neutered, under the TNR program, have a 1/4" cut off the tip of their right ear. This is done to identify cats that have already been spayed/neutered. 

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