Community Cats & TNR

Community Cat is a cat that is abandoned, stray, lost, or feral and cared for by a community cat caregiver – as defined by the Wake County Animal Control Ordinance.

TNR Wake(Trap-Neuter-Release) is made up of a coalition of animal rescue groups and shelters that came together in 2009 to make a difference in the lives of community and feral cats in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Learn more on the TNR Wake Website.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Gray community cat with tipped ear

What does "Eartipping" mean and why is it done?

Eartipping means the removal of a 1/4-inch tip of a community cat's left ear which is performed while the cat is under anesthesia.  It is done to identify the community cat as being sterilized (spayed or neutered) and lawfully vaccinated for rabies.

Need a working cat for your farm?  

Find out how to adopt one from the Wake County Animal Center!

Learn About Our Feral Farm Friends - Barn Cat Program