TNR Program Services & Rental Trap Info

Community Cats Spay & Neuter Program

The Community Cats Program offers spay/neuter for feral and free roaming cats from San Francisco. Cats with guardians and cats slated for adoption or foster programs are not accepted.  Cats must be at least 8 weeks of age for spay/neuter surgery. All cats receive a mandatory left ear tip.

**The Community Cats TNR Program is operating by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please contact us at or (415)522-3539.  Currently our response time is quicker by email.  In your email/message, please include: number of cats/kittens, address of cat(s) needing TNR, and whether you need a rental trap.  Thank you**
Free, Mandatory Program Services

These services are mandatory and administered to all cats during the spay/neuter surgery, without exception. Services are free to feral and free roaming cats trapped in San Francisco. Donations are always appreciated and enable us to care for more cats.

Cats trapped outside of San Francisco are charged a nominal fee. Out of county surgery must be arranged in advance.

  • Sterilization surgery (including a small tattoo applied to either side of the incision)
  • Eartip of the left ear
  • Rabies vaccination
  • FVRCP vaccination
  • Microchip
  • Single dose of Revolution (for fleas, hookworm, roundworm, mange and ear mites). If flea infestation is noted, we administer Droncit for tapeworms.
  • All cats in this program will be registered in our feral cat colony database.

These services are provided during the spay/neuter surgery ONLY. We do not provide re-vaccination and/or flea and deworming medication for cats that have already been spayed/neutered.


For kittens that are not eating on their own and are found without a mother:

  • Please do not intervene, the mother will likely return. It is normal for nursing cats to leave their kittens for hours at a time to search for food.
  • It is critical the kittens remain in the mother’s care for their survival.
  • If you know the mother has been killed or you have observed from a distance that the mother has not returned for 24 hours, you can care for the kittens. An example of a kitten care kit can be found at,
  • If you cannot provide care for the kittens, bringing them to the shelter is the last resort. SF ACC has some capacity to care for unweaned kittens and they support bottle babies through their foster program. SF SPCA supports SF ACC directly and we collaborate closely on care for San Francisco’s kittens.

Humane Cat Trap Rentals:
Humane cat traps are available to rent for a refundable deposit fee of $75/trap.  Deposits will be paid back in full if the trap is returned clean, undamaged, and still in good working order.  Due to a limited inventory, priority for available rental traps is given to clients who have scheduled TNR appointments via our program.  

To schedule an appointment to come get a trap, please suggest 2-3 date/times between Wednesday-Saturday, from 11am-4pm, and staff will schedule you for the option that best suits both parties.  Staff can be contacted at (415)522-3539 or (email is preferred).

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