Trap/Neuter/Return Services

If you have unowned, stray, or feral cats on your property, this humane option is for you!

Research suggests that killing stray or feral cats is not an effective long-term solution to a population problem. Removing a feral cat from its territory creates a 'vacuum effect' that will allow even more cats to enter that territory. 

Spaying and neutering also reduces nuisance behaviors like fighting, howling, and spraying.  

Cache Humane's Community Clinic will help you Trap/Neuter/Return Free-Roaming Cats!  

Instructions: 

  • Contact Cache Humane at (435) 792-3920 to reserve humane feral cat traps.  Rentals are free but do require a $60 deposit by cash or credit card.  Deposits are fully refundable when clean and undamaged traps are returned.  We are not able to accept feral cats for surgery unless they come in a humane feral trap. 
  • Book your Spay/Neuter Appointment.  Call us at (435) 792-3920 or fill out our Appointment Request Form to have a representative contact you with next available appointment times.  
    • Standard surgical and vaccination rates apply.  Payment is due at time of service.  
    • All reservations for 3 or more cats will require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of standard surgical fees. 
  • Provide cats a warm and dry place such as a garage or shed to recover the night following surgery.  Cats can recover in the feral trap but must be provided food and water.  Release at location found in the morning.  
  • Traps must be cleaned with bleach or other sanitizing product before being returned to Cache Humane or reused for additional trapping.  

Trapping Tips 

See Humane Trapping Instructions for Feral Cats for tips and tricks.  

Cats should not be trapped any longer than 24 hours prior to surgery.

In hot weather, we ask that cats are only trapped on the evening before surgery so that they do not risk heat exhaustion or dehydration.

Remember, an ear tipped cat has already been fixed! If you trap one of these, release it again.  


What is Ear-Tipping?

An ear-tip is a visual clue that a cat has been sterilized and vaccinated. All cats sterilized and vaccinated will be ear-tipped while under anesthesia. 

I don't want the cats back on my property, what happens next?

We know that stray cats on your property can be frustrating. Remember, cats are territorial and you may end up with even more feral cats if you continue to remove them.   

Spaying and neutering reduces many of the nuisance behaviors -- like fighting, spraying, and howling -- associated with stray cats.  By putting the fixed cats back where you found them, you will help reduce the number of unwanted cats in the future. You will save lives! 

What does TNR involve?

TNR is a no-kill initiative. You will catch the cat or cats in humane traps and bring them to Cache Humane Society on our clinic days. We sterilize, vaccinate and ear tip the cats. You will then collect the cats and release the cat back to where you found it.

It is best if the cat is released back in the area where it was trapped. If you do not, it creates a gap in the colony which will just be filled by another stray, possibly unfixed cat.