Information & Resources

Trap & Release Resources

Looking for more information & resources about ending the homeless cat epidemic or need an organization to assist you with cat intake, spay/neuter, food, or veterinarian assistance? Below are some resources that might be helpful to you:

Why Spaying/Neutering is Important?

Cats can become pregnant as early as 5 months old and can have up to 4 litters/year.

During her reproductive life, one female can birth to over 100 kittens.  Cats never have menopause.  They can reproduce their entire lives.

Approximately 18,250 cats are born in the US every day. There are currently approximately 82 million stray cats in the US.  Over 2 million cats are euthanized at shelters and facilities each year and even with such a high euthanasia rate…numbers of homeless cats continue to increase each year.

It is a cycle of intake and euthanasia into shelters for a small number of the overall homeless cat population with little to no impact on the number of homeless cats on the streets in the US. As a country, we have to stop the birth of unwanted kittens by spaying and neutering all homeless cats.

Spay/neuter is a simple solution to the complex problem of euthanasia. Sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer animals crowding shelters, and fewer animals euthanized. Reducing strain on shelter systems also allows them to devote more resources to each animal, thereby increasing their chance of survival. It stops unwanted litters of kittens and puppies.

This service reduces animal overpopulation; therefore, the number of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or intentionally abandoned is dramatically reduced. The capture, impoundment, and eventual euthanasia of unwanted animals cost taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars annually.

Preventing the births of unwanted animals saves the community money. Trap-Neuter-Return humanely reduces feral cat overpopulation. It is the only proven method to reduce feral and community cat populations. Sterilizing makes a better pet.

San Antonio Trap & Release Program (TNR)

TNR, which stands for Trap-Neuter-Return, is a humane and proven effective approach for addressing community cats. In this process, cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and have the tip of one ear notched, indicating the cat has been spayed/neutered so another TNR advocate will not mistakenly trap it.

Following these procedures, they are returned to the outdoor area where they were initially trapped. These cats are known by various names, such as feral, stray, homeless, free-roaming, ownerless, community, or neighborhood cats.

Additionally, TNVR represents Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return, while TNRM signifies Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage, with “manage” encompassing the ongoing care and welfare of free-roaming cats. This approach is not only compassionate but also a practical means of curbing the challenges associated with community cat populations.

San Antonio Feral Cat - TNR Information & Resource
  • Helpline: (210) 877-9067
  • If you have a pregnant cat, you’re encouraged to call the helpline.
  • No appointments are necessary for SAFCC partner clinics
  • Fee: $25.00. Cost Applies to Bexar County Residents Only. SAFCC subsidizes the following clinics, so the trapper only pays $25.00 for the surgery, vaccines, and ear tip
  • This program is only for those who have taken their free TNR Class. Effective June 2022, only Bexar County residents will be able to use the $25.00 subsidy program
  • All cats must be in a covered regular TruCatch trap (no cats in Big Boy traps, please)
  • One cat per trap
  • Nothing to eat after midnight, but please leave water in the trap overnight
  • All cats will be ear-tipped
  • If clinic capacity is reached, please do not release your cat! Try another clinic or keep the cat until the following day
San Antonio Humane Society - TNR Information & Resource
  • Address: 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Surgeries done: Monday – Friday
  • Please call the Helpline if you have a pregnant cat (210-877-9067)
  • Phone: 210-226-7461
  • Drop Off: 7:00 AM Trappers need to form a line outside of the Leeu Naylor Medical Building.
  • Ten traps will be counted and allowed to enter the building.
  • Paperwork will be done inside, and payment made at the time of drop-off
  • Cash and checks are accepted
  • Pick Up: Same day usually 4:00 – 4:40 pm. No later than 5 pm or there is a $45 fee added.
  • If the trapper sees their trap with paperwork on top in the foyer when they arrive, they are free to take it and go. If the paperwork isn’t on the trap they will need to wait or request that the records be emailed to them before they leave.
  • Capacity: 10 cats per day with a limit of 3 cats/person
  • Notices & special safety procedures:
    Big Boy Traps are not accepted. Traps must have BOTH doors secured with either a carabiner or pipe cleaner to be accepted for surgery. No zip ties
Animal Defense League - TNR Resource

Address:  11215 Iota, San Antonio, TX 78217

Phone: 210-655-1482

  • Surgeries done: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Drop Off: 8:00 – 8:30 AM
  • Pick Up: 3:30 – 4:30
  • Capacity: 20 cats per day with a limit of 3 cats per person
  • Please note:
    All cats must be picked up by 4:30. There is no overnight care. ADL also rents traps for $1 a day. See ADL website for details. ADL can elect to keep any friendly cat for adoption
SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) - TNR Resource

Address: 6758 Ingram Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: 210-673-7722

  • Surgeries Done: Monday – Thursday
  • Capacity: 3 feral cats per day
  • Sign In: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
  • Pick up: Will be scheduled at time
  • of drop off
  • Cost: $25 per cat in trap
  • Combo test: $30
Animal Care Services (ACS) Community Cat Program (CCP)
  • Free voucher program for
    outside cats, only prior to services, you must pick up a voucher from ACS
  • Traps may or may not be available
  • This program has reopened on an appointment only basis, and is
    available to any San Antonio residents
  • Appointments are for 2 cats at a time
  • Surgeries are done on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Capacity is 25 cats a day
  • Please go to the ACS website for more info and to register for an
    appointment: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) – City of San Antonio
  • All cats will receive a rabies and FVRCP vaccination
  • Please note, this program is for outside cats ONLY and you will not be given any paperwork
Animal Care Services

Information & Resources

Address: 4710 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX 78227

  • Surgeries Done on: Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Capacity: 25 cats per day (2 cats per person by appt)
  • Drop off: 7:30am
  • Pick Up Times: Tuesday and Friday is from 5pm-6pm
  • (Call for Saturday drop off & Sunday pick up availability)
  • Additional Info: Contact Fumiko at (210) 207-6696 for details
  • Pick up vouchers & traps: Once a surgery appointment is made, a
    confirmation email will be sent with a link to make an appointment to pick up traps and vouchers
Other Spay/Neuter Clinics Information & Resources

Here we are offering additional information & resources that you may find useful:

Spay Neuter Network

Information & Resources

Address: 210 Tuleta Dr. #3, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 972-472-3500

  • Only San Antonio residents will be taken for surgery at our San Antonio clinic
  • Surgery Days: Tuesday – Thursday
  • Cost: $71 for females and $61 for males. Includes surgery, rabies shot, and ear tip
  • Add FVRCP and price is $86 for females and $76 for males
  • Capacity: 6 cats per day (2 cats per person) on a first-come, first served basis
  • Drop off: 7:30 AM
  • Pick up: 3:30 pm
  • Information: Pets are by appointment, only. A $20 deposit will be applied to your bill
Hill Country Animal League In Boerne

Address: 924 N. Main St, Boerne
Phone: 830-249-2341

  • Feral surgeries by appointment only
  • Surgery Days: Monday – Thursday
    (No surgeries the 2nd Monday of every month)
  • Cost: $64 for feral males and $67 for feral females.
  • Includes surgery, rabies & FVRCP vaccinations, pain injection and mandatory ear tip.
  • In heat, pregnant, or cryptorchid is an additional $25 charge; $50 if
    abdominal cryptorchid.
  • Capacity: 15 per day
  • Drop off: 7:30 – 8:30 AM.
  • Pick up: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Please do not park in vacant lot to the left of our building (private property)
Information & Resources

  • Spay/Neuter in-office appointment requests are currently open.
  • Please note, that an appointment request does not guarantee a spay and neuter spot
  • Please await a response from a SNIPSA representative
  • SNIPSA provides no-cost spay/neuter surgery at their office
    location weekly for qualifying zip codes. they also offer
    vaccine/microchip packages (dhpp/fvrcp and rabies, if age
    appropriate) for $40.
  • Qualifying zip codes for cats and dogs include:
  • 78201 | 78202 | 78203 | 78204 | 78207 | 78208 | 78210 | 78211 | 78213 | 78214 | 78218
    | 78219 | 78220 | 78221 | 78222 | 78223 | 78224 | 78225 | 78226 | 78227 | 78228 |
    78229 | 78235 | 78237 | 78238 | 78242
Dragonfly Veterinary Services
  • Dragonfly currently partners with The City of San Antonio, City of San Marcos, SA Feral Cat Coalition, and SNIPSA
  • If you have adopted an animal through one of their partners and need information concerning their medical records, please contact them directly
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
Bulverde Bexar Veterinary Clinic

Information & Resources

  • This clinic is located at 18340 Hwy 46 W, Spring Branch, TX 78070
  • Their operating hours are from Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Please call their clinic for spay/neuter scheduling at the following numbers:
    (830) 980-4405 or (210) 497-4449
  • Bulverde Bexar Veterinary Clinic Website

Resources for Spaying and Neutering: Feral Cat-Friendly Vet Clinics


Feral Cat Coalition

This is a wonderful organization based in San Antonio.  I encourage everyone to sign up for their newsletter and review their site for information on TNR (trap, neuter, release), low-cost spay and neuter clinics, and volunteer opportunities to help feral cats in the community.


Humane Society

The San Antonio Humane Society offers up-to-date information on low-cost spay and neutering at their facility.


Tru Catch

These are the best cat traps if you are interested in helping to trap and fix homeless cats in your community.  They are simple to use.  Bear Den Sanctuary also offers a loan program to borrow tru catch traps to help facilitate the trapping of homeless cats.


Animal Defense League

Feral cat sterilization dates for San Antonio/Bexar County resident trappers who have attended the SAFCC’s TNR Class


City of San Antonio

The City of San Antonio is making strides to help homeless cats in San Antonio through TNR efforts.


Allly Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is a wonderful resource for advocating for homeless cats


Best Friends

Best Friends is based in Utah.  It’s the largest animal sanctuary in the United States.  Their goal is to make the United States kill-free by 2025…to end animal euthanizations due to homeless animal overpopulation.


Canine Journal

The importance of adopting instead of buying a cat or dog



This website has a great article on feral cats and provide a link to a brochure explaining how one can help.


Caution: Some of these videos may be hard to watch for some people.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Here is a heartwarming collection of videos showcasing the inspiring tales of resilient cats who initially endured a tough life devoid of human interaction. These resilient feral cats found themselves in challenging situations, struggling to survive on their own.

However, the videos highlight their remarkable journey of hope and transformation as they crossed paths with compassionate individuals who opened their hearts and homes to them. Through the unwavering care and love provided by their newfound human companions, these once-neglected cats have embarked on a remarkable transformation, now reveling in their best lives.

These videos serve as a testament to the incredible resilience of these animals and the profound impact that kindness and compassion can have on their well-being. Each tale is a heartwarming reminder of the beauty in second chances and the unbreakable bond between humans and their feline friends.