we can make a difference!
Community Cat Action Team of Greater Waco
is a proud member of the Waco Animal Alliance.
Top 10 basic safety tips:
- Do not try to capture or handle stray cats.
- If you feed community cats, do not overfeed! Overfeeding can cause harm to your colony cats because it attracts wildlife, dogs, other predators and additional area cats.
- If you feed community cats in the evening, do not leave food out after dark. Please collect all food and feeding dishes when you’re done feeding your at your colony. Keep the area very clean.
- If you are doing TNR and trap a skunk, notify Waco Animal Care & Control, 254.750.7500 or your local animal care and control unit.
- If you’re doing TNR, do not use a cat carrier. Use a humane live trap or a TNR loaner trap. (Available for one week-two weeks at Animal Birth Control Clinic with a $50 refundable deposit).
- If you have community cats in your neighborhood or at your business – start TNR immediately, before an additional litter is born. CONTACT US to find out how.
- Do not take healthy community cats to the shelter. New, unfixed cats will take their place, and the cycle won’t end. Instead, TNR! Cats are fixed, rabies vaccinated, get a left eartip for identification, and these “eartipped community cats” will protect their “turf”, resources (food, water, shelter), and will discourage new cats from coming to that feeding location. Reduce the amount of food given as the colony size goes down. Leave food out only 15 minutes at a time, then pick it up; especially important after dark.
- For more tips TNR, please CONTACT US at www.FreeCatFix.org
Cats MUST be returned to their “home” where they were trapped.
We help you with Trap-Neuter-Return.
We don’t relocate cats.
We don’t provide rescue.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco doesn’t accept cats to relocate or rescue.
Trap-Neuter-Return is so important – not only in helping our community go No-Kill – but for the safety of our citizens.
Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, provides a “controlled” group of non-reproducing, RABIES-VACCINATED community cats with the left eartip for identification.
FREE Trap-Neuter-Return at Animal Birth Control Clinic thanks to a grant funded by PetSmart Charities and a partnership with the City of Waco. We encourage Waco citizens in zip code 76708 or other Waco citizens with a Waco Water Bill to immediate take advantage of FREE TNR!
Would you like Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco to host a TNR Resource Booth at your next public event?
Also, read our CAREGIVERS CORNER for solutions to common cat complaints.
TNR is #1 on the list of mandatory programs for a successful No-Kill community.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco Goals
- Offer humane resources and solutions to our community through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR);
- Stop the breeding of unwanted feral kittens born each year;
- Train and empower cat caregivers to manage their colonies;
- Mitigate nuisance calls to Animal Care & Control with simple, inexpensive property-protecting tips; and,
- Unify to ensure the human safety without unnecessarily destroying healthy outdoor cats.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco
Since June 2007, Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco has helped compassionate citizens in the Greater Waco area with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) resources and support.
TNR humanely STOPS THE CYCLE of outdoor cat overpopulation and makes our community a better place to live, work and play.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco is a 100% volunteer group. We embrace new volunteers enthusiastically!
CONTACT US to learn more about TNR.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco works to ensure that healthy feral cats can peacefully co-exist in a safe environment within our community by providing support, advice about TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN and outdoor cats.
Benefits of TNR include:
- Healthier, shinier, nourished outdoor cats.
- Less cat fights, yowling and territorial spraying.
- Designated feeding stations kept clean by dedicated caregivers.
- No unwanted and sick litters of kittens.
- Saves taxpayer dollars and animal care and control resources!
- Reduces the number of nuisance calls to animal care and control.
- It makes our entire community a better place for all!
The “left eartip” is painless & performed at the time of surgery.
It provides identification to caregivers, neighbors, animal care and control & employees at shelters if the cat should end up at the shelter.
A TNR Cat has been spayed or neutered, given a 3-year rabies vaccination and is a member of a managed colony.
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco provides
- Online TNR resources!
- TNR advice and coaching to get caregivers started with TNR.
- Trap & Transport assistance for the elderly and physically-challenged caregivers.
- “Trap Bank” loaner traps.
- Individual Caregiver Fundraising opportunities.
- Public Forums.
- Public Resource Booths.
- TNR-Technical Volunteer Orientations.
- “Trap Team” workshops.
- Email Announcements of Events & Happenings.
- Donated cat food for the elderly and low-income caregivers (as available).
- AND our popular CAREGIVER MIXERS, a “By Invitation Only” chat for TNR Caregivers… providing networking, social time, colony care information and moral support!!!
“If you’re gonna feed ‘em, you need to fix ‘em!”
Comm C.A.T. of Greater Waco will show you how easy TNR is!
A special thank you to the following groups
- Alley Cat Allies
- Humane Society of the United States
- Neighborhood Cats
- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
- Indy Cats