Community Cats

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Due to COVID-19, for the safety of our staff and the community, we have made the decision to suspend all public low-cost spay/neuter services until further notice.

Please continue to check our website to learn when we have resumed normal operations and are once again able to offer low-cost spay/neuter services, including Trap/Neuter/Return services for feral and community cats.

If you are looking to spay/neuter a feral cat and are unable to wait until we have resumed normal services, please consider utilizing Northwest Spay & Neuter Center’s spay/neuter services for feral cats.

PLEASE NOTE: Kitsap Humane Society does not currently have the capacity to intake or house any healthy feral or community cats- specifically, cats that are not handleable and must be caught in a humane cat trap in order to be safely brought to our shelter- due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please recheck this page often for updates regarding when we are able to resume intake of healthy feral or community cats. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Price Reduced! $28 Spay/Neuter for Feral Cats

Do you help care for a feral/community cat colony? Or do you have feral cats living in your neighborhood?

Kitsap Humane Society is here to help with $28 spay/neuter surgeries for feral or community cats ONLY (no pets included).

Here are some of the details:

  • You must trap and transport the community/feral cats to and from the shelter.
  • Traps can be borrowed from KHS with a deposit.
  • Pets (owned animals) are not included in this offer.
  • Includes mandatory ear-tipping and rabies vaccinations.
  • Drop-ins are welcome. We can only take two cats at a time, but litters of kittens are OK.
  • KHS does not have the capacity to house community cats overnight. Please be prepared to drop off in the morning (drop off windows are: 7:30-8:00 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12 p.m.) and pick up the same day.
  • Please do not trap or bring community cats in on Saturdays, Sundays, or Wednesdays (no surgeries those days.
  • Do not give the cat any food after midnight (a little water is okay)

Thank you for helping cats and reducing kitty overpopulation in our community!

What is a Community Cat?

“Community Cat” is an umbrella definition that includes any un-owned cats. Community cats may be “feral” (unsocialized) or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may be lost or abandoned pet cats that have been living outside.

Compassionate neighbors care for many community cats, and provide food, water, and even outdoor shelter. Other cats thrive in our temperate climate without any human intervention.

Whatever a cat’s individual circumstances, the term “community cat” reflects the reality that for these cats, “home” is within the community rather than in an individual household.

Kitsap Humane Society believes that community cats should be kept out of the shelter. We promote Trap/Neuter/ Return (TNR), which has proven to be the most effective, humane method of reducing community cat populations. Through TNR, community cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, ear-tipped, and returned to their outdoor home to live out their lives.