Nonprofit Status

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 88-3868710). Community Cat Project relies on donations and volunteers to continue helping community cats.

What We Do

Community Cat Project volunteers spend most of their time doing fieldwork to help community cats. Community cats are unowned, free-roaming outdoor cats. These cats may be feral or stray. Community cats who live in a colony, have a designated caretaker, are neutered/spayed, and fed consistently can live an adequate life outdoors.

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)

We identify community cats through volunteers' and community cat advocates' reports. For feral cats who are not sterilized (ear-tipped), we humanely trap them, transport them for spay/neuter, vaccinations, and veterinary care if needed, then return them to their territory once they are recovered. We monitor and evaluate our activities and impact by collecting data on cat colonies, local cat populations, and individual cats, including prevalence of infectious diseases. By maintaining the local cat colonies through regular feeding and watering, we can more easily identify new cats who should be trapped, and cats who are injured or sick.


Some community cats are friendly strays or young kittens who can be socialized. Friendly cats and kittens who are not thriving outdoors should be rescued if possible. We assist with fostering, socializing and adopting out community cats as our capacity allows. We can also connect community cats and their advocates with local resources, including other rescue groups and shelters.