TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for Cats

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for Cats 2018-03-07T14:35:40+00:00
Photo: Alley Cat Allies

Photo: Alley Cat Allies

2018 Transport Dates

We are excited to tell everyone that in 2018, any feral or community cat being cared for by a Lincoln County resident can be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for FREE! Thanks to a generous grant and new partnerships, HATS volunteers can help you trap cats and get them on one of our scheduled transports, all at no cost to you (if you live in Lincoln County.)

If you live outside of Lincoln County, the cost for getting a community (outdoor) cat altered and vaccinated is $35. That cost is a reduced rate subsidized by HATS.

Our transports are scheduled in advance and you must contact us at to be put on the schedule. DO NOT TRAP CATS UNLESS YOU ARE ON THE SCHEDULE!

If you are in need of TNR for cats in your neighborhood or on your property, or just need more information on the program, please email us at and we will get you information and add you to our schedule for 2018. Please include your address, how many cats you have (adult, kittens, approximate age of kittens), and a phone number where you can be reached.

HATS successfully TNRd 304 cats in 2017!!

Thanks to the Charlotte Humane Society monthly transports, we were able to maximize the number of cats trapped, sterilized and vaccinated, and returned to their homes. In addition we had a number of volunteers who graciously gave their time to drive cats to nearby transports and to the clinics so that we reached exceeded our goal of 300 cats!

The HATS TNR team works primarily in Lincoln County. Other area resources for assistance with TNR:

Leah Massey, Community Cat Coordinator, Humane Society of Charlotte

Charlotte & Gastonia:
Friend of Feral Felines – 704-348-1578

Huntersville/Lake Norman/Mooresville:
Lake Norman Lucky Cat – (704) 877-7779

For more information on caring for and managing feral or community cats, a great source is Alley Cat Allies.