Community Cats

Do you see or feed cats in your neighborhood? Stray cats with no particular home or owner? These are San Francisco's community cats.

Community Cats Program Overview

The San Francisco SPCA spays and neuters San Francisco’s community cats for free. Spay/neuter, along with consistent monitoring, easily and effectively controls the community cat population. It eliminates behaviors associated with mating such as yowling and fighting. We also vaccinate and microchip during the spay/neuter surgery before returning the cats to their outdoor homes.

To rent a trap, we require a refundable deposit of $60 per rental. Please come to the Spay/Neuter Clinic at our Mission Campus Veterinary Hospital, 201 Alabama Street, Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 4pm. Trapping 101 – The Basics (Adobe PDF)

How to contact us: 415.522.3539 or

Changes to our feral queens policy

Trap. Neuter. Return.

What does it take to become a trapper?

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