Respecting the Autonomy of Community Cats
Established in August 2016, Community Cat Allies assists with Trap-Neuter/Spay-Vaccinate-Return (TNR) for community cats in Monterey County, California. The majority of our volunteer trappers are on the Peninsula (Marina, Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, etc.), so we focus on that area, but we also help North Monterey County (Castroville, Prunedale) and Salinas. Currently we are helping local residents with TNR of small colonies (trapping, transport, loaning traps, and other assistance). Community Cat Allies is also working with local shelters to establish and maintain Shelter-Neuter/Spay-Vaccinate-Return (SNR) programs. Collaboration is at the heart of this goal and we believe working together benefits all homeless animals. Fundamentally, we believes that unsocial, healthy cats should remain in their outdoor homes where they have the best chances to survive and thrive.
We do not trap community cats for adoption or socialization. Cats born and raised outdoors do not want to become pets and would find the process of "socialization" terrifying. If you would like more information on this, please watch Kitten Lady's video. She also has wonderful information on fostering and caring for kittens on her website: kittenlady.org. We do our best to help abandoned, friendly cats either through adoption or by partnering with other no-kill agencies. We are able to foster and adopt out a small number of kittens from local colonies.
We are 100% volunteer run and supported. Whether you want to help with TNR, plan our next event, or you would simply like to make a monetary contribution to our cause, get in touch today and see how you can start working towards a better tomorrow for our feline friends.
Community Cat Allies is a Best Friends Network Partner and part of Alley Cat Allies' Feral Friends Network.