Community Cat Program
Through our Community Cat Program, UAF works with ‘Colony Caretakers’ who manage and care for the local feral cat population.
To support local Colony Caretakers, UAF:
- Through our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program UAF provides no cost certificates for feral cats
Caretakers trap feral cats and take them to local vets for alteration and ear-tipping, which identifies the cat as having been altered.
- TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return)
UAF relies on Colony Caretakers to 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 TNR is the most humane and effective manner to care for feral cat colonies.
The UAF Spay/Neuter Certificate Program 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.