What is a community cat?

According to the ASPCA, “Community Cat” is a term used to describe outdoor, unowned, free-roaming cats. These felines can be friendly or skittish, young or old, altered or unaltered. They may or may not have a caregiver. Marion and Polk Counties are home to community cats, and Willamette Humane Society serves as a resource for these felines, including free spay and neuter services.

Here are additional resources for community cats:

How do I help a community cat in my neighborhood?

Many local resources, including Willamette Humane Society, offer a “TNR” program—a Trap, Neuter/Spay, and Return program. Check out the collaborative video below for more information about how TNR programs work. Or email the WHS Spay and Neuter Clinic at clinic@whs4pets.org.