Simply put, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane approach to reducing homeless cat populations by spaying and neutering as many as possible, and then returning them to their outdoor homes.

TNR is the humane alternative to taking homeless cats to local shelters where many are euthanized because they are unsocial or the shelter lacks space.  This community-based program teaches the public to trap stray cats in their neighborhood in order to bring them to Mountain View Humane to be spayed or neutered, ear tipped and returned to their outdoor home. This program relies almost entirely on the public and volunteers. We need your help.

About Feral Cats

A feral cat is an outdoor, free-roaming cat that has never been socialized to humans and is living in a “wild” state. This could be a formerly domestic cat that has been abandoned and has reverted back to a “wild” state, or a cat that has been born on the streets and has never had any contact or interaction with humans.

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Feral Cat Trap Rentals

Feeding cats you can’t catch? Humane traps are available to rent at no charge (with a $100 refundable deposit) to trap feral cats as part of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

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Feral Cat Package

Mountain View Humane offers a special Feral Cat Package.

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