Community Cat Program

Feral cat sterilization to help reduce numbers of homeless pets.

Are you seeing outdoor cats in your neighborhood? We are here to help! The Paws Humane Community Cat Program is the humane, effective way to reduce the number of outdoor cats living on our streets. Community cats are the un-owned stray or feral cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods. This program is free for Muscogee County residents only.

Note: Community cat caregivers can pick up vouchers at our Veterinary Clinic reception area – 4900 Milgen Road – Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bringing in Cats

Helpful instructions for bringing in your community cats

If you would like to use paws spay/neuter clinic, please follow these guidelines:

  • All community cats, feral or friendly, must be in a humane trap for surgery.
  • For walk-ins, each individual cat needs to have a voucher already brought in with it for surgery
  • To schedule your community cat surgery at Paws, please call 706-987-8380 or email vetclinic@pawshumane.org. Due to the high volume of calls we receive, please allow 48 hours for a call back.
  • Community Cat surgery walk-ins are available Monday-Thursday. Drop off is 7:30-10 a.m. on a first come first serve basis. Limited to two cats per person per day with same day pickup. All cats must be in humane traps for walk-in eligibility.

If community cat is friendly and comfortable with a carrier:

Good for Everybody

Why choose the Community Cat Program?

Benefits of Spay/Neuter:

  • Prevents unwanted litters.
  • Saves taxpayer dollars by keeping cats out of municipal shelters.
  • Decreases the numbers of cats being killed in shelters.
  • Helps improve the health of outdoor cats.
  • Reduces nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, howling and roaming.

The Community Cat Program Provides:

  • Humane trapping of community cats, followed by spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and the return of the cats to their communities. Over time, their numbers are reduced.
  • Ear-tipping of spayed/neutered cats. A painless procedure, an ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.

How can you help?

  • Tell us about stray or feral cats with no ear-tip in your community who need spaying or neutering.
  • Call us to volunteer or learn how you can feed and care for outdoor cats.
  • If you find a family of kittens or a single kitten seemingly abandoned, follow our Help I Found a Kitten guide to know when to take action.

Where Else You Can Go

Paws Humane has partnered up with other local veterinarians in the community who want to help. Click here for participating clinic information.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Paws Humane Society Community Cat Program, please contact our Director of Outreach by calling 678-689-4323 or emailing communitycats@pawshumane.org.

The Million

Cat Challenge

Paws Humane Society partners with University Shelter Medicine Programs in the Million Cat Challenge. The Million Cat Challenge is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of one million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will focus on five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats.

For more information, visit www.millioncatchallenge.org