Community Cats 

What is a community cat?

A community cat is a cat that is owned (wild) or semi-owned, meaning the cat may be cared for by people, but no one takes ownership of the cat. These cats may live in a residential neighborhood or business area as part of a community of outdoor cats. Community cat often arrive at the shelter as strays with no identification, such as a microchip or rabies tag. These cats may be feral (wild), semi-feral, or friendly, and usually have not been spayed or neutered.

Traps may be rented at Williamson County Animal Center for a $50 deposit.
Please read below for the different programs we offer for community cats.

Working Cats


  1. Photo of a feral tabby cat by a barn.
    Do you have a barn or business that could benefit from feline rodent control?
    We have cats who are looking to fill that job! Learn more!

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

  1. Surprise it's a cat pic
    The free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program allows for identifying and trapping any outdoor cats (owned or unowned), which are then spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ear-tipped before rejoining their communities.

Spay/Neuter Programs

  1. A stray mother cat and kittens
    The Williamson County Animal Center offers an income-based spay and neuter program for indoor cats and certain dogs belonging to residents of Williamson County. Click here for more information.