Learn about feral cats, the Trap, Neuter, Return Program, the Feral Cat Coalition, and other useful resources.
- Help reduce feral cat over-population in Toronto via TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and accessible spay/neuter clinics in a co-ordinated manner.
- Educate and build awareness among cat owners and caregivers about the many resources available for TNR and colony management in Toronto.
- Advocate with politicians and support the ongoing welfare of Toronto's colonies.
The goal of feral cat sterilization is to:
- Improve the quality of life for feral cats in colonies
- Reduce the number of feral cats euthanized in our animal centres
- Eventually reduce or eliminate feral cat colonies through attrition
This sterilization clinic is only for cats in colonies that are being managed by colony caretakers. Sterilized cats are ear tipped as part of their surgery and are returned to their colonies after surgery. Veterinarians may decline to perform surgery if cats are not feral and are easily handled or if a cat is in poor health. Priority will be given to accepting cats from specific colonies where the majority of cats from that colony can be trapped at the same time and can be brought to the clinic over three or less days.
Prior to using our clinic, your colony must be registered with Toronto Animal Services and you must complete a half day Trap, Neuter & Return workshop offered by Community Cats Toronto.
Once these requirements are met, we may contact you to arrange a colony site visit. Surgery dates can be booked after the colony visit. Feral cat traps and trap dividers may be borrowed from the Toronto Feral Cat Recovery Centre.