WHS accepts feral and free-roaming cats in traps. A feral cat is an unsocial, fearful, and aggressive cat that cannot be safely handled outside of a trap. However, most cats caught in traps are actually friendly free-roaming cats or strays. Please be aware that true feral cats cannot be accepted into our adoption program, and will be euthanized if brought to the shelter and not the Spay & Neuter Clinic. Please call 503-585-5900 for an appointment. We charge a fee of $25 to safely handle and accept a feral cat. If WHS staff determine that the cat is a friendly free-roaming cat eligible for adoption, the fee will be reduced to the standard $10 suggested donation.
Alternately, we encourage you to make an appointment to bring a feral cat to our spay & neuter clinic, where he or she will be sterilized and returned to you. The cost is $43 per cat and includes the spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, flea and ear mite treatment. See our website for more information about low-cost spay and neuter services, or call 503-480-SPAY. You can also contact the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon or refer to the Alley Cat Allies website for information about Trap Neuter Return and caring for feral cat colonies