A community cat is a cat that lives outdoors and does not have a specific home or owner, but rather a territory. These cats are frequently social and are being fed by multiple residents in the area. You may refer to these cats as "strays" or "feral", but regardless of the label, these are cats that are thriving outside.
It is important that these cats be sterilized to end overpopulation issues, prevent the spread of disease and stop less favorable feline behavior. The humane solution is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
Dallas Animal Services partners with multiple agencies in the DFW-area that provide TNR resources. If you have cats in your area and are looking for help or are ready to be a part of the solution, please reach out to the following partners:
Cat Matchers (email)
Dallas Cat Lady (email)
Dallas Pets Alive (email)
Feral Friends (email)
We're teaming up with Spay Neuter Network on January 9 and 23 to offer a Free Feral Cat Fix . City of Dallas residents, you can fix your neighborhood feral and outdoor unowned cats for FREE! Owned cats, from any location, can be fixed for just $30 (appointment must be made for owned cats). This free program for Dallas feral and unowned cats includes spay / neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, and ear tip. CATS MUST BE BROUGHT IN A HUMANE TRAP OR HARD CARRIER. No more than one cat per trap or carrier. Arrive at 8:00 AM. Appointments can be made to guarantee a place at 972.472.3500 or online at www.spayneuternet.org. A $20 deposit is required for appointments. Deposits are refunded after surgery.