Community Cat Service
Pasadena Humane offers a limited amount of Trap-Neuter Return-Monitor (TNRM) appointments for free-roaming community cats each month. The appointment includes the spay/neuter surgery, ear tip, vaccines (FVRCP and rabies) and topical flea preventative. The cat’s caretaker is responsible for trapping and releasing the cat.
The cost is $50 per cat. In order to create a sustainable program, we appreciate those who can pay for this service to do so. We understand that some community members cannot afford the $50 fee, but still want to help community cats. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, we are able to offer free TNRM (by appointment only) for those community members who need it. Please use the coupon code ThankYou when scheduling.
Make an appointment through our online scheduler. We offer a limited amount of TNRM appointments each month. We only operate in compliance with all public health guidelines regarding COVID. For this reason, appointment availability is limited. Please check the website at the end of the month for appointments the following month. Demand is high and appointments fill quickly. You can check the website throughout the month for cancellations. We do not maintain a wait list.
All cats must arrive for their appointment in a humane trap.
Payment is required at time of appointment booking through our online scheduling system.
Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive pre and post-op instructions and information via email.
Based on the cat’s physical exam, our veterinarians reserve the right to refuse any and all services.
Please read our post-operative instructions in English or Spanish.
Community cats are not accustomed to human contact or handling and are free-roaming (they primarily live outdoors). For these reasons, they will be stressed by the clinic environment and must come to the TNRM appointment in a humane trap. This is for the safety of both the cat and our staff.
Humane traps can be purchased online from retailers like Tomahawk, Havahart, Tru Catch and Amazon. We have a small inventory of humane traps available to borrow for a fully refundable deposit of $80. Please note, we loan our traps out exclusively for TNRM.
Traps are picked up and returned at the Shelter Shop Monday through Saturday 9am-5:30pm and Sunday 11am-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary. You may contact us at email@example.com to inquire about availability.
Prior to returning the traps you must remove any food, newspaper, debris and feces, and clean it with soap and water. The deposit will be fully refunded when the trap is returned cleaned and in the same condition it was given to you.
If you are a first-time cat trapper, we have found this resource from Alley Cat Allies helpful:
You may also consider reaching out to your neighbors via Nextdoor – you will likely find someone is already doing TNRM and you can join forces with them.