Feral Cat Trap & Neuter/SCC
Street Cat Coalition/SCC
The Street Cat Coalition is a small all-volunteer nonprofit affiliate of C.A.R.E. The Street Cat Coalition is dedicated to improving the lives of feral and stray cats in Garfield County. We started our efforts almost 10 years ago in Carbondale and now extend our efforts throughout the county. 2500 cats have successfully been trapped, altered and released to date (April 2012)!
What We Do
The Street Cat Coalition uses a method called "TNR" (Trap/Neuter/Return) to address the feral cat problem. TNR involves the humane trapping of these cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then returning them to their original habitat.
Volunteer caretakers and/or property owners are enlisted to monitor the feral cat colonies, trapping any new "unaltered" members and providing regular food/water/shelter for healthy maintenance of the colony. (When placements are available, friendly stray cats and kittens are fostered and offered for adoption through Colorado Animal Rescue as loving house pets).
The TNR method has proven to be the most humane and effective method of assisting and reducing the feral cat population throughout the world. TNR is endorsed by the following organizations:
Volunteers and Donations
The Street Cat Coalition is in constant need of volunteers interested in participating in its TNR and/or foster care program. We provide our services as volunteer and financial resources allow. Charitable donations are essential to our progress and tremendously appreciated. For further information feel free to contact:
* Leslie Rockey - (970) 947-9173
* Cindy Sadlowski - (970) 618-0319
* Kathy Hall - (970) 625-6173
C.A.R.E. Feral Cat Trap and Return
Colorado Animal Rescue has a limited number of live animal traps, used specifically for the humane trapping of feral cats as a part of a Trap/Neuter/Return program. Trap/Neuter/Return, or T/N/R as it is also referred to, is coordinated through the Street Cat Coalition, a non-profit affiliate of Colorado Animal Rescue.
Live Trap Rental Policies
Private citizens who are willing to offset the cost of spaying or neutering feral cats are welcome to borrow live traps to assist in the T/N/R process. Please note, funds in the Street Cat Coalition are always extremely limited, so volunteer trappers must coordinate with the Street Cat Coalition and/or Colorado Animal Rescue before taking trapped cats in for surgery.
Traps will be signed out as available. The shelter must always have a few traps on hand, so please call first to ensure a trap will be available to rent. We will obtain your name, phone number, etc., and requires a $50.00 deposit, refunded when you return the trap. The traps themselves are very expensive, so it is critical that all traps be returned to us in a timely manner and without damage. We staff will show you how to set the trap and discuss some tips for trapping.
Remember, trapping is an exact science - stories of trapped skunks or marmots or the neighbor's cat are not unheard of! You are borrowing a trap to use entirely at your own risk. Feral cats are potentially dangerous, and should not be dealt with carelessly, nor in the same fashion as a domesticated cat.