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.
The Working Cat Program at Williamson County Animal Center provides free spay and neuter services for feral (wild), semi-feral and friendly cats who stay in barns and other structures. These cats are often called "mousers" or "barn cats". For more information.
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.
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.