Community Cat Program

Through our Community Cat Program, UAF works with ‘Colony Caretakers’ who manage and care for the local feral cat population. 

  • UAF provides spay/neuter certificates for feral cats through our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program. Colony Caretakers humanely trap feral cats and bring them to the UAF Snip n’ Go™ Clinic for alteration and ear-tipping, which identifies the cat as having been altered.
  • The Colony Caretakers return the altered feral cats to their colonies and continue to monitor the colony for any new cats that need to be altered.
  • UAF does not remove cats from feral colonies. Research has shown that Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is the most humane and effective manner to care for feral cat colonies.

The UAF Spay/Neuter Certificate Program is partially funded by the Arizona Companion Animals Spay and Neuter Committee.  Funding is raised through the sale of Pet-Friendly License Plates and donations through Arizona Resident Personal Income Tax Return Form 140. For information on how you can obtain a Pet-Friendly License Plate or donate through your tax return, visit their website at

Orange Tabby Kitten Laying Casually on Floor next to Litter Box
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