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Getting Started

  1. Find a place for TNR. It can take several weeks to get a TNR appointment, so do this as soon as possible. Check the TNR list below and follow the steps based on the cats location.
  2. Borrow a trap. Check out Trap Rentals or contact me for more suggestions. Trap train while waiting for your appointment, zip tie open the trap so it doesn't trap a cat, and start feeding the cat out of the trap. This will get the cats familiar with the trap.
  3. Learn to trap. Read over the Trapping page for tips, and follow the steps below:
  4. Trap the cats. Withold food 12-36 hours before trapping.

Not enough or feeling overwhelmed? Contact me at 408-384-8694 or


Shelter Cities How to get TNR appointments?
San Jose Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Hwy
San Jose, CA 95111

San Jose
Los Gatos
Email for approval to bring in a certain number of cats per week without appointment, Sun - Thurs from 8-3 pm. They will hold the cats 24 hours after surgery for recovery.

Kittens and pregnant, sick or injured cats are accepted at any time. Friendly cats and kittens will go up for adoption or go to rescue.
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
3370 Thomas Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95014

Monte Sereno
Santa Clara
Mountain View
Call 408-764-0344 prior to arriving at the center, and press 1 for dispatch. Drop-off allowed 8-5 pm seven days a week. They only do surgeries a few times per week, and will call in 1-2 weeks to release the cats.

Ferals, young kittens, and sick or injured cats are always accepted without appointment.
Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035

408-262-2133 x108
Sunnyvale Friendly cats and kittens go through intake, 7 days a week from 9-6pm. Feral cats can go through intake any day, or directly through the medical department for same day TNR, drop off 8-8:30am and pick up is between 3-5 pm at the medical center (fill out this form prior to arrival). Feral cats are preferred Tues, Thurs, and Fri on medical side.

No appointment is necessary for Sunnyvale cats. For intake kittens and strays, email For same day TNR, email You do not need a reply before bringing the cat to intake or medical.
Santa Clara County Animal Services
12425 Monterey Road
San Martin, CA 95046

Morgan Hill
Unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County
TNR surgeries are limited to 10 per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Drop off is 8-9am and pick up is the same day 2:30-4pm. Appointments are first come first serve.

Injured or very sick feral or stray cats and kittens may be taken to the shelter between noon and closing time (6 PM on weekdays, 5 PM on weekends).

Other options:

  • Nine Lives Foundation. Spay $50 and neuter $40, includes rabies and FVRCP. Microchip $10. Call 650-368-1365.
  • Peninsula Humane Society. Appointment only, call 650-340-7022, ext. 679. They have a street cat package for $50/cat (vaccines, FIV/FeLV tests, spay/neuter, microchip). Not limited to San Mateo county, but those in San Mateo can apply for vouchers here.
  • Try a low cost vet like Animal Medical Center, which offers services for feral cats. Males $55, females $75 (vaccines $25). Max 2 per day.
  • Submit a request on Alley Cats Feral Friends Network for Veterinary Assistance and contact the listed vets and rescue centers.

Renting traps

Both SVACA in Santa Clara and SJACC in San Jose have a trap rental program. For SVACA, call dispatch to inquire about trap rentals. For SJACC, walk into the main lobby to ask. You can also submit this form and select “Trap Rentals” if you want to receive an email with a list of contacts in your area who have traps available. On this list are individuals, as well as organizations such as:

Request help

Submit a TNR Request

Use this form to submit a TNR request which goes out to local trappers and rescue organizations. Provide as much detail as possible, and get the contact information of the person feeding the cats before submitting the form.

Cat Resource Center

Fill out the Assistance Request Form, which will email volunteers in the area who can help you figure out what to do. This is a good resource if you have kittens in your yard / neighborhood.