Feral Cat Program

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate & Return (TNVR)

TNVR is the internationally proven practice of humanely trapping, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, then returning (to their colonies) feral or free-roaming (outside) community cats. Successful TNVR involves a volunteer colony caretaker who provides food and adequate shelter and monitors the cats’ health. TNVR has been shown to be the least costly, most efficient and most humane way to stabilize cat populations.

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TNVR Services available for $25

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccination
  • FVRCP vaccination
  • Ear tipping (the international symbol that a cat has been sterilized and vaccinated)

Program Hours & Contact Information

Drop Off Time: Mondays from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM (appointments are required) Call 813.625.0910 to make an appointment.

Pick Up Time: Assigned at drop-off (no later than 5:45 PM)

Cats must be in traps (no crates, carriers, boxes, etc). Humane traps can be rented at the Animal Hospital.

Trap Rental: 7 days a week from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ($5 fee and $90 deposit apply)

Contact: Feral Cat Program staff at 813.625.0910 or TNVR@HumaneSocietyTampa.org

If you are bringing cats in for TNVR (you trapped the cats on your own – cats just need to be altered, vaccinated and ear tipped) you can fill out the form below and bring it with you to speed up the drop-off process. Please fill out one form per cat and print in color. Please do not forget to call 813.625.0910 to make an appointment.

Request TNVR Services

If you need help trapping and would like to request TNVR services. Please fill out the form below.

    Approximate number of cats

    Do any of the cats appear to be pregnant?*

    Are there any kittens in the colony?*

    Do any of the cats have notched or tipped ears?*

    Would you be willing and able to help with trapping the cats?

    Once the cats are trapped, would you be willing and able to help transport them to and from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay?

    Do you have experience with trapping, transporting or caring for feral cats?

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