Community Cat Program

Spay/neuter program for outdoor, unowned free-roaming cats in Muscogee County.

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.

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.

Through the voucher program, Paws Humane Society will cover the cost of getting outdoor, free-roaming community cats within Muscogee County spayed/neutered, ear-tipped, and vaccinated to prevent unwanted litters of kittens in Muscogee County.

Each voucher pays for the community cat to be spayed/neutered, left ear-tipped, vaccinated against rabies and receive the FVRCP vaccine.
Left ear-tipped is mandatory.

Vouchers are picked up at Paws Humane Adoptions desk
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Proof of residency is required.

How To Borrow a Humane Trap from Paws Humane

Paws Humane’s Community Cat Program offers humane traps to residents of Muscogee County for the purpose of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).

Traps can be borrowed at Paws Humane’s Adoption Center:
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00PM

Trap loan period is two weeks with a limit of two traps per residence. Valid method of payment required (cash, debit card, credit card or check).
No funds will be held or charges made unless the trap is not returned by the end of the loan period.

Start Helping Your Community

Helpful instructions for utilizing the Community Cat Program through our onsite Veterinary Clinic

If community cat cannot be handled:

  • Cat must be in humane trap prior to being brought in for surgery (Paws Humane staff will not transfer cats in or out of traps and carriers). If cat is not in a humane trap we will be unable to provide services at that time.
  • Only one cat per humane trap.
  • Each cat must have their own voucher.
  • Must be able to pick cat up the same day as surgery.
  • All cats in humane traps are eligible for walk-in appointments at the Paws Humane Veterinary Clinic for spay/neuter surgery.

Walk-in appointments are available Monday – Thursday, drop-off between: 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM on a first come, first served basis. Each caregiver is limited to two cats per day with same day pick-up.

If Community cat is friendly and comfortable with a carrier:

  • Cat must be in a hard sided cat carrier (no dog crates or other containers).
  • One cat per carrier.
  • Each cat must have their own voucher.
  • If cat is not friendly and brought in a carrier, we will be unable to provide services at that time and the cat must be returned in a humane trap for any services to be provided.

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Appointment must be scheduled in advance by calling
706-987-8380 or by email: vetclinic@pawshumane.org.

How can you help?

  • Tell us about stray or feral cats with no ear-tip in your community who need spaying or neutering.
  • Visit our Volunteer Page to assist with the Community Cat Program in Muscogee County.

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.

Community Cat Resources

Veterinary Clinics Who Accept Vouchers

Trap Loan Agreement Form

Humane Trapping Instructions

Help! I Found a Kitten