Help Reduce the Feral Cat Population
Property owners outside the City of Edmonton can allow feral cats to continue to live peacefully while reducing over-population by booking a spay/neuter appointment at EHS. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane and effective strategy for managing populations of unowned, free-roaming cats.
Using a humane trap, property owners can capture a feral cat on their property, and with an appointment – access a no-cost spay or neuter surgery for the cat. Drop-off, surgery, and pick-up are all performed the same day and afterwards the cats are returned to the property owners to be re-released.
This program also includes vaccination, parasite treatment, and a long-term antibiotic injection which helps improve the health of feral cats. Cats are returned to their original location following their spay/ neuter surgery in order to stabilize the local population and prevent the influx of cats from neighbouring areas.
- Cats must be Feral. These are cats who have had little to no contact with humans and are fearful of humans as a result. They will not approach people and try to avoid them.
- Feral cats are often observed crawling, crouching, hiding, avoiding eye contact and stay quiet.
- For spay/neuter service for owned, companion cats, please check out our PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) program or contact your local veterinarian.
- Cats must be located within 2 hours outside the City of Edmonton municipal limits.
- For feral cats inside the city of Edmonton, call 3-1-1 or visit their website here.
- An appointment must be booked in advance to confirm program availability.
- Spaces are limited and weather impacts access for this program. Note there may be a waiting period so please confirm your appointment prior to attempting to trap the cat.
- The cat MUST be brought to TNR appointments in a humane trap.
- For information on humane traps, please see the FAQ below.
- We are unable to accept cats in kennels due to stress caused to the animal
Please Note: We are unable to schedule appointments during extreme warm or cool weather as per ABVMA standards; cats should not be trapped in weather above 20 degrees or below 0 degrees Celsius.
- This program is offered at no cost and supported by donations to EHS.