Animal Care of Davis County’s Community Cat program works to manage, control, and improve the lives of free-roaming cats in our community.
Community cats are those that live outdoors within and among the community. These are typically feral cats that have no interest in humans and purposely avoid contact with them. Modern animal shelters have realized that our facilities are not necessarily the best place for cats, and especially cats that are used to living outdoors. The practice known as trap-neuter-return (TNR) is based on the idea that if these community cats were doing well before entering the shelter, they will continue to do well when they are returned, finding food and support in that neighborhood. Our role is to simply ensure they are vaccinated and sterilized (spayed/neutered).