Community Cats 

THE FREE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY AND OUTDOOR CATS HAS RESUMED, ALONG WITH ALL FERAL CAT TRAPPING AND TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN PROGRAMS. 

What is a community cat?

A community cat is a cat that is feral (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 cats often arrive at the shelter as strays with no identification, such as a microchip or rabies tag. 

TRAPPED CATS

Traps may be rented at Williamson County Animal Center for a $50 deposit. Community cats IN TRAPS may be dropped off at the front desk of the shelter from 8:30am to 9:30am, Monday through Friday and picked up the same day after 4:00pm. No appointment is required. No makeshift traps, boxes or carriers allowed. These cats are to be returned to their original neighborhood location after surgery. 

ALL OUTDOOR CATS

In addition, Williamson County residents can make appointments for a FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC for any cat that spends time outdoors, including family pets.E-mail samantha.anderson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov for an appointment. Clinics are planned for May 19 and 21; June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. 

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 stray cats, 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.