Helping Community Cats
Operation Community Cats
We support community cats via the TNR approach.
We will have available plans from Catio Spaces to build a “cat patio” or “catio”. These are outdoor cat enclosures which allow outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats to experience the sights, sounds, and stimulation of the natural world while keeping them safe. OCC volunteers will help build catios for individuals who are unable to build their own.
For adoptions, please contact our partners on our resource page.
The mission of Operation Community Cats is to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral and stray cats through spay/neuter programs and education.
A world where all cats are safe at home in a healthy environment for both them and wildlife.
Operation Community Cats and the Golden Eagle Audubon Society have formed a truly unique partnership to motivate a change in our community. Both organizations agree that by having fewer pet cats roaming freely it is better for the cats and for wildlife.
Safe Outdoor Enclosure for a Happy & Healthy Cat.
Catio Spaces: DIY & custom catio and cat enclosure.
Operation Community Cats has been selected to be an affiliate with Catio Spaces. For every catio plan purchased through Catio Spaces website, Operation Community Cats will receive 10% if you use our promo code Operationcommunitycats at checkout.
Lots of great tips and ideas also on Catio Spaces.
Life is Good in a Catio!
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAT
Community cat populations generally consist of a mixture of feral cats, semi-socialized cats and lost and abandoned pets.
They are not socialized to people and survive on their own outdoors in family groups called colonies. Most community cats are not likely to ever enjoy living indoors…
HOW TO HELP COMMUNITY CATS
- Give Them Shelter. Feral cats need a space where they can escape the rain and extreme temperatures of winter and summer.
- Feed Them
- Quench Their Thirst
- Contact a Rescue Group Practicing Trap-Neuter-Return
- Determine if Cats are Actually Homeless, check for microchip at veternary clinic or local shelter
- Consider Finding a Home for a Stray.
What is TNR
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane approach to addressing community cat populations.
It involves humanely trapping community cats living in cities, towns and rural areas and transporting them to a veterinary clinic where they are spayed or neutered. They may also receive a health check, vaccinations, and can be treated for routine medical conditions…
Cash donations are used to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) community cats.
There are other ways you can help cats.
December 3, 2019 - Giving Tuesday
On December 3, join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community. It’s a simple idea. Whether you com together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back and then share your idea.
December 7, 2019 - Santa Claws and Paws
Sunday December 8, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
At Barn n Purr, 1036 S Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho
$20.00 with a cat food donation to help feed outside cats living on their own.
Receive a memorable photo of Santa with your pet(s) and a link for all digital photos. Proceeds benefit spay and neuter of outside cats.