Feral Cats Program

GOT FERALS? WE CAN HELP!

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The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is committed to the well-being of feral cats and has seen great success through our Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) Program.

TNVR is the most effective, proven and affordable way to humanely reduce the population of feral cats. FIND OUT WHY

Each Monday our Animal Health Center offers Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) services for dozens of feral cats for the low cost of $15.



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Feral cats are humanely trapped by the community and brought our Animal Health Center for sterilization and vaccination. Download Trapping Procedures & Tips.

After a brief period of recovery they are released back into their neighborhood to live out their lives without reproducing.

Downloadable help and information on how to trap a feral cat and bring them to us for a Feral Cat Monday can be found by clicking here.



TNVR PROGRAM BASICS



FERAL CAT MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION

TRAP RENTALS

    -Traps can be rented on FRIDAYS from 4:00pm – 6:00pm or SATURDAYS from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Animal Health Center.

    -Trap rentals require a credit card number or check (for $65 per trap). Credit cards and checks are held only; they are not charged or cashed unless trap is not returned.

FERAL CAT DROP OFF & PICKUP

    -Feral cats can be dropped off on MONDAYS from 6:30am – 9:00am.

    -NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

    -Only feral cats in TRAPS will be accepted (no crates, carriers, boxes, etc. TRAPS ONLY)

    -In most cases, feral cats are released the same day as their surgery. Pickup times are assigned at drop off. Latest pick up time is 5:45pm.

SERVICES RECEIVED FOR $15

    -Spay/neuter surgery

    -Rabies & FVRCP vaccinations

    -Ear Tipping: Ear tips are the national symbol of a feral cat that has been sterilized and vaccinated. Ear tips PROTECT FERAL CATS from being euthanized in county shelters because it shows they are part of a colony being cared for. If a cat arrives at Hillsborough County Animals Services with an ear tip, we send out an alert to caretakers so that they can pick up their missing colony member.

    -Other services including microchipping, flea treatment, Feline Leukemia testing/vaccination, etc. are available at an additional charge. Please contact the Feral Cat Manager for more information.

    -During their stay with us feral cats are housed on a quiet, isolated patio, fed, and carefully monitored for health and comfort by devoted staff and volunteers.



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MORE INFORMATION



  • About TNVR
  • Videos about Feral Cat Mondays
  • Photos of our Feral Cats
  • Get Social! Join Feral Fever, the official Feral Cat Facebook Fan Page of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay!


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We have had Anubis (formerly Milo) for about 9 months now and we couldn’t be without him. I wanted to get a friend for our Beagle Vegas (also from HSTB) and kept checking on the website and even went by the shelter a few times but no dogs really captured me. Then one day I saw a picture of a cute Basenji mix and was intrigued. When I walked by his cage Anubis stuck is nose through and just looked at me very quietly with his brown eyes and I knew he was mine. Anubis is a great lap dog but also very skilled at agility so we get the best of both worlds. Thanks HSTB!~Malerie Carey
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