Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Community Cat Allies

Mission

Community Cat Allies’ focus is to support the well-being of free roaming community cats (aka feral cats) in Monterey County through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), a compassionate and widely accepted best practice to effectively manage community cat populations. By partnering with other local agencies and non-profits, and motivated residents, we can be part of the solution to humanely reduce the number of homeless animals in Monterey County. Since October 2017, Community Cat Allies has provided TNR services for nearly 100 cats and kittens.

The Big Idea

Community Cat Allies will provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) services to 100 community cats in Monterey County with funding from Monterey County Gives. TNR is the widely accepted best practice to humanely and effectively manage the community cat population.

What we do:
Trap: Volunteers and concerned citizens humanely trap cats and transport community cats to local veterinary clinics.
Neuter: Cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and ear tipped for identification.
Return: Once cats have received medical services they are returned home to dedicated caretakers.
Educate: We often train community members to do TNR so that once we leave they can continue to responsibly maintain cat colonies including providing ongoing TNR as needed.

Financial Support: Community Cat Allies covers part or all costs for services.

Who we serve:
Approximately 50% of guardians we have provided services for were disabled or low income, and we offer support for non-English speaking residents. Part of the money raised will go to a medical fund so we can provide medical care to sick or injured community cats.

I was struggling to control the feral cat colony last year when I was introduced to Community Cat Allies by a friend. After hearing my story, Meg of Community Cat Allies offered to provide transportation and to share costs, thereby remedying my fixed income and early cataracts issues. As a result, we TNRed and vaccinatned 10 females and 4 males. So, instead of burying 14 dead kittens and bottle raising 3, there was only one litter this spring. Thanks to Community Cat Allies, there's a healthy colony of about 10 cats. I'm so grateful. Thank you.

- Carol Brandt