Community Cats

Free Spay & Neuter For Stray Cats.

The RHSPCA provides FREE community cat vouchers for outdoor cats in Rockingham County. This valued service helps to limit the overpopulation of outdoor cats through trap-neuter-return (TNR). TNR is the only humane and effective approach to managing outdoor cat populations.  Our Community Cat Vouchers go a step further by providing a microchip for the cat as well.

Humane & Ethical Practice.

Limiting overpopulation protects our community. Through our Community Cat Program, cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped (and registered), ear-tipped, and returned to their outdoor homes. Ear tipping is the universal sign that a cat has been spayed or neutered.  The alternative is to bring needlessly bring the cats to an animal shelter only to find new cats having replaced them as a result of the Vacuum Effect.

Cats Thrive Outside.

Community cats are unowned unsocial or ‘feral’ cats who live outdoors. Cats have thrived living outdoors alongside humans for over 10,000 years. These cats are members of our community and live full, contented lives in their outdoor homes. They are generally not socialized or friendly toward people, which severely limits their chances of being adopted and don’t belong in shelters.  Outdoor cats should be altered to reduce the overpopulation and we can help you accomplish this.