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Purpose and Proposition


Animal Care of Davis County’s Community Cats program works to manage, control, and improve the lives of free-roaming cats in our community.


Community cats are cats that live outdoors in the community. They may be feral or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may have been a pet at one time.


If there are stray or feral cats in your community that need sterilization surgery, you can participate in our Community Cats program by trapping and transporting community cats to our shelter.  


Modern animal shelters have realized that our facilities are not necessarily the best place for cats, especially cats 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 do well if they are returned, finding food and support from people in that neighborhood.  Our role is to make sure they are sterilized (spayed/neutered) and vaccinated.


Upon evaluation, if it is determined that a cat is friendly and would be better suited for a permanent place in a home with caring owners, we will place the cat into our adoption program.





Community Cats Programs that Work

Learn more about a great Community Cats Program by Animal Humane Society in Minnesota that is working well.  While we don't run our program the same way they do they have some great FAQ's that answer the same questions about our program.

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National Animal Control Association

Statement on TNR from National Animal Control Association.

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What are Community Cats

Learn more about Community Cats from the Best Friends Animal Society.

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