How To Trap a Feral Cat For Spay-Neuter Purposes
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the trapping feral cats, spay or neutering them, and returning them to live outside, ideally in the same location from which they came.
A Step by Step Guide on Feral Cat TNR by Alley Cat Allies
Excellent video on How To Trap Feral Cats by Alley Cat Allies
Detailed video on How To Trap Feral Cats by Kitten Lady
How to Catch Hard-to-Trap Cats by Neighborhood Cats
Full Instructions on How to Use a Drop Trap by Neighborhood Cats
Note: A drop trap is different than the standard box-style trap. A drop trap is used when a feral cat refuses to go in a box-style trap, or one is trying to catch a particular feral cat, such as the last cat in the colony that still needs spay-neuter.
Planned Pethood Taos has a drop trap. Please see Drop Trap photos on this page.
How to Catch Feral Mom Cat & Kittens by Alley Cat Allies
Need to Borrow a Feral Cat Trap?
Contact: Planned Pethood Taos 575-613-4110, or Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals 575-586-0784 (located in Questa), or Taos Town 575-758-2216 or County 575-737-6488 Animal Control.
Want to Buy a Feral Cat Trap?
Havahart Feral Cat Traps and Tomahawk Cat Traps can be bought on Amazon.com as well as directly from the manufacturer. Tractor Supply Store in Santa Fe sells feral cat traps for ~$30, albeit they aren't as high quality.
Spay-Neuter Resources for Feral Cats in Taos County
The Española Valley Humane 505-753-0228 offers FREE spay-neuter-vaccines and microchip for feral cats in Taos Town/County/Pueblos. NOTE: Up to 2 trapped feral cats can be brought to the EVHS clinic per person per clinic day for walk-in FREE spay-neuter surgery (no appt necessary, but call in advance to confirm clinic will be open its regular M, T, W & Fridays).
If you absolutely cannot make it to the EVHS, call Planned Pethood Taos at 575-613-4110 and we will try to arrange volunteer transport or a local private vet appointment for the feral cat TNR.
For more information on feral cats, such as how to care for a feral cat colony, how to protect feral cats in the winter, how to age & socialize feral kittens so that they can be adopted as pets, etc., please go to our Feral Cat page within Animal Care.
Spay & Neuter
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