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Respect. Autonomy. Life.


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Our Mission is to Save Community Cats

 In 2020, 43% of cats who entered the Monterey County municipal shelter were killed.* Our job is to change that.


Our goal at Community Cat Allies is to support the No Kill 2025 movement through Trap-Neuter/Spay-Vaccinate-Return (TNR) programs to improve the lives of community cats, reduce the number of cats and kittens taken to shelters, and ultimately over time reduce the number of unowned, free roaming cats. TNR is the widely accepted best practice to humanely and effectively manage the community cat population. TNR means:

  • Trap: Volunteers and community members humanely trap cats and transport them safely to veterinary clinics.

  • Neuter: Cats are then spayed or neutered, vaccinated to protect against disease, microchipped, and ear tipped for identification

  • Return: Once cats receive medical services, they are returned home where they have dedicated feeders and caretakers.

  • Educate:  We often train community members to do TNR so that once we leave they can continue to responsibly maintain cat colonies. 

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Interested in watching a video about the benefits of TNR and leaving community cats, even friendly ones, outside in their homes? No one sums it up better than Kitten Lady's video "leave that cat OUTSIDE!"


* Best Friends Animal Society Pet Lifesaving Dashboard, July, 2021


Community Cat Allies’ focus is to support the well-being of unowned, free roaming community cats (aka feral cats) in Monterey County through TNR, a compassionate and widely accepted best practice to effectively manage community cat populations.  By partnering with other local agencies and non-profits, and motivated residents, we can be part of the solution to humanely reduce the number of homeless animals in Monterey County. Our long-term goals are to ensure every community member who wants access to low cost spay/neuter surgeries can find it; to educate the community on how best to support the well-being of community cats; support a targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Return to Field / Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR) program in the County and to support legislation at the local, state or national level to prioritize the well-being of homeless animals like community cats and shelter animals.

How will we accomplish all this? By respecting the autonomy of community cats, with your help and collaboration with local agencies already doing great work! Specifically, we have traps available to borrow for free, volunteers to help with local colonies, and information on local low cost spay/neuter services. 

Get in touch today and get involved in our cause.

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