GOT FERALS? WE CAN HELP!
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 at a reduced cost.
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
-Traps can be rented at the front desk of the Animal Health Center from 8:30am – 3:00pm, 7 days a week.
-Trap rentals require a $5 per trap fee plus a credit card number or check for a $90 per trap deposit. Credit cards and checks for $90 deposit are held only; they are not charged or cashed unless trap is not returned.”
-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.
-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.
- 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!
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN SPAY / NEUTER CATS
- Hillsborough County – Animal Coalition of Tampa
- Pasco or Pinellas County – Suncoast Animal League
- Polk County – Feral Fanciers
- Ruskin Area – Care Shelter
- Hernando County – PetLuv