What is TNVR?

TNVR is the internationally accepted, effective and humane method of controlling and free-roaming cat populations. TNVR has been practiced for decades in the U.S. and is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities and in every landscape and setting.

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return Healthy free roaming or feral cats are sterilized, vaccinated and returned to the location where they were trapped.

  • It stabilizes the size of the colony by eliminating new litters.
  • It greatly reduces nuisance behaviors associated with free roaming cats such as mating related yowling, fighting and urine spraying.
  • Neighborhoods with sterilized cat colonies also have a greater immunity against rabies.
  • It reduces the number of cats that come into the shelter, therefore it helps prevent shelter overcrowding and illness
  • Free roaming cats serve as organic pest control by reducing nuisance rodent populations. 
What cats qualify for TNVR?

Community cats are unowned free roaming cats that may be cared for by local residents. Community cats may or may not be feral and usually live in colonies. Some community cats are friendly and socialized and some are not.

Feral cats are wild and exist in an untamed state and generally not socialized to human contact.

The goal of TNVR is to reduce free roaming cat populations through sterilization and to stop the spread of disease through vaccination. Any unowned, free roaming or feral cat can qualify.

Cats that have been ear tipped are identified as being sterilized and vaccinated.


 These cats should never be re-trapped or brought to a shelter, unless sick. Instead, they should be left in their neighborhood to provide cat population control

​Need a Trap?

Animal Care and Control loans out humane traps for free. We do require a $75.00 refundable deposit. ​




Appointments are required for surgery; walk-ups will not be admitted.

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  • A maximum of 20 surgeries per day will be available by appointment only; no walk-ups will be accepted.
  • Surgeries will be for Community Cats only.
  • Cats must be in traps.
  • Cats must be 4 months old or older.
  • A maximum of 2 slots will be available per trapper/caretaker.

    Community Cat Package Includes:

    Cost: FREE!  Includes the spay/neuter, rabies shot, microchip, annual vaccines, protection against fleas and ticks,  and notching of the left ear.
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7100 Belvedere Road
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(west of Florida Turnpike)​

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3615 State Rd 715

Pahokee, FL 33476

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