Community Cat Program
Due to budgetary restrictions, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic must temporarily suspend community cat services to any
areas outside of Loveland's 80537 or 80538 zip codes, or the Windsor 80550 zip code.
Unless you reside in Loveland or Windsor, or are able to afford our Barn or Feral cat
spay/neuter fees (per cat) for the cats for whom you are caring, we recommend that you contact Northern Colorado Friends
of Ferals (970-224-1467) or Colorado Kitty Coalition (970-663-0012)
for assistance. Please return to this web page for updates on whether we have been able to resume services to a broader region.
Our Community Cat Program was created in May 2014 to address the population of stray and feral cats in
Larimer and Weld counties that are in desperate need of our help. FCCRSNC is passionate about curbing these cats'
reproduction and ensuring they are in the best environment for a positive outcome. We have both the shelter space and
an on-site clinic to support the program. Our staff Community Cat Manager is dedicated to responding to calls for
assistance, traveling to sites to perform TNR (trap-neuter-return), and delivering kibble to struggling colony caretakers.
If you know of feral cats that would benefit from this program please contact our Community Cat Program at (970)
658-5181 or complete our online Assistance Request Form to find out if we can help.
Our TNR program has several ongoing equipment and supply needs. To purchase and donate a much-needed item to help community cats,
please see our Wish List for Community Cats.
Our shelter is now a retailer for Tru Catch Light Duty Animal Traps. Purchase one for your own trapping needs,
or buy one as a gift to our
program. They are $70 each and our trap of choice for feline TNR.
PetSmart Charities awarded our
Community Cat Program our largest grant to date - $70,000 to spay or neuter 1,400 free-roaming owned and community
cats in Loveland and Windsor through March 2017. If you live in the 80537, 80538 or 80550 zip codes and are feeding or caring for any
unsterilized outdoor cats, please contact us for assistance spaying or neutering them with this grant.
Call (970) 658-5181 or click here to learn more.
What is "TNR"?
TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is the big buzzword in the world of feral cats. Cats from feral colonies are trapped,
brought to a clinic, spayed/neutered, given a rabies vaccination, and returned to the site where they were
trapped to continue their natural lives.
Adult feral cats are returned outdoors because they do not make good pets, and in areas without TNR programs
they are usually euthanized when brought to a shelter. Also, simply removing an animal from the population doesn't
accomplish much. Since cats are territorial, each cat in a colony holds an area. If that cat is removed permanently
another cat moves in. However, if the cat is brought back to the colony without the ability to breed, the population
growth of that colony is slowed. Perform TNR on enough animals in the colony and the population growth nears zero.
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic actively supports TNR as part of its Community Cat Program. Feral kittens
that are too young for spay/neuter enter our foster program and are socialized and prepared for adoption to an indoor home.
Additional Services & Help
Other services FCCRSNC provides:
- Trap rental and instruction (deposit and rental fee required). Visit our shelter at
2321 E. Mulberry St. #1, Fort Collins, to rent one.
- Discounted spay/neuter pricing for feral cats that you TNR yourself.
Click for details.
- Free cat food to people feeding feral colonies, but only if they are
doing TNR to prevent more breeding. Click for details
- Purchase a TruCatch Light Duty Animal Trap from our shelter for $70 and never have to rent one again.
- Trap-Neuter-Return assistance for large feral cat colonies.
Call (970) 658-5181.
- Shelter and adoption for feral kittens under 8 weeks old IF we have a
foster home available.
Please fill out the FCCRSNC Intake Consultation
Form to surrender kitten(s).
Additional LOCAL resources:
Additional NATIONAL resources:
Help by Donating
If you would like to help Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic address the population of feral and community cats
cats through trap-neuter-return, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Community Cat Program. Your gift
will help cover the expenses associated with trapping, altering and vaccinating these often forgotten cats.