Our Neighborhood Pet Project was formed in January 2023 to provide service to the communities in South Monterey County, a rural area on the central coast of California.


Our mission: To reduce the number of unwanted litters in South Monterey County by providing access to free or low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and domestic and feral cats. We also work with our rescue neighborhood partners to help animals in need of new homes.


We believe that the best solution to reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats is to provide access to low-cost spay and neuter for all residents in need.

Sponsor a cat spay monthly!

Just $25 a month can make you a cat-vocate! Help us help one more cat each month.

Paint Your Own Pet!

July 12th, 2024

Help support our rescue and community group, have some fun, and leave with your pet portrait! Please send us your pet's photo by July 10th. The sooner the better. Text us the photo and any questions to 8312612273.

Paint Your Own Pet with ONPP! Join us on Friday, July 12th, 2024 in Monterey. Our artist will sketch your pet on canvas based on the photo you send us. His sketches are beautiful! Alex will be there to help you with the hard parts. Come have some wine, light refreshments, win a basket, and have some fun being an artist with friends without any pressure. Sign up today for a good cause!


Thank You, Carmel Magazine!

We posted this late, but we are so grateful that Carmel Magazine featured FERAL CATS, and the fight trappers face in the streets daily. It is humbling to have people take notice of the passion project we are doing. We need the public's help in this. I hope that through our posts and our work, when people see the street cats, they will CARE about the cats, like we do.

I was mentored as I entered the cat world by two amazingly ethical ladies (Shelley and Lisa) who taught me and continue to teach me. I knew zero about cats. I wanted to help one cat that had a couple of litters on my property. The ferals in my area made me fall in love with their little faces, and I wanted to keep helping more cats. There is nothing as effective as TNR in all of rescue. I encourage you to look into these little faces and help us advocate. 

Thank you Carmel Magazine for shining some light on this topic in such a visually beautiful way.                     -Maria

Stop the CAT-astrophe!

Get involved! We are experiencing an overpopulation in our county and state that results in more animals getting euthanized at our shelters. The most proactive thing we can do for cats (both domestic and feral) is fix them. One thing almost anyone can do is donate $25 a month. Consider that sponsoring the cost for one community cat to get fixed. The $25 will add up and be a true investment into what we are seeing in our communities. Click the donate button and rather than making it a one-time donation, click MONTHLY. We would truly appreciate having more people on our monthly donation list. YOU will help transform the life of one cat each month!

Over 500 Rescued Since March 2023!

We recently passed our one year anniversary! I won't even say celebrated, since we haven't celebrated yet . We didn't set out with any numbers as goals. We started to put our money into spay/neuter without reproach. Our spay/neuter numbers have surpassed our expectations, and we see rescue as a byproduct of what we are doing with spay/neuter to help our community.

We could not have anticipated the numbers we have been able to get into foster with our rescue and with partner rescues. Really, this number is bittersweet because for every animal we rescue, so many more are still in need.

Help us continue the momentum by advocating, educating, fostering, adopting, and donating. We your support. Spread the word.


Inspiring the Next Generation!

This video sums up so much of what we believe. These students saw a momma and her litter at their school. They knew help was needed. Fortunately, one of the students is the daughter of one of our fosters. We helped provide traps and guidance, but the desire to ACT was all theirs. They trapped momma and her litter of four. It took a little time and several attempts. 

Our foster and her daughter fostered the kittens and worked to make them domestic so they could be spared the lives of feral cats. All kittens got adopted! Momma cat was spayed and vaccinated and returned to her area. Momma cat was feral and ferals should be returned to their original area.

We need the next generation. We need to guide them in solutions and support their desire to help. We won't be able to address all the need on our own forever. We have to enlist help. Isn't it wonderful that our youth can be part of the answer?

Goodbye 2023, You Were 

Good to Us!

Reflecting on the close of 2023 left us with such a feeling of gratitude for all of the support we have received. We thought we'd start our little rescue and do a little at a time to help the animals and support our communities. We are so thankful that we have received so much help in return. 

Thank you donors for keeping us going. New organizations are not eligible for many grants and programs because they don't have a track record. We understand that, but to get to the point of longevity, we need to be able to pay our bills. Thank you for helping us do that.

We can't say enough about the tiny but mighty team we have in our corner. We brought in 410 rescue dogs and cats. We have fixed 1,043 animals in our community. Our rescue animals are not included in that figure, so over 1,453 animals will not be contributing to the overpopulation crisis in the state of California. Our goal remains steadfast: More spay/neuter!

400 Rescued in our First 

Nine Months!

We started out without putting forth any goals in terms of the numbers we would be able to help in our first year as a rescue. Starting a new organization was the goal itself. There have been stressful moments, but the journey so far has been so fulfilling. Every little face melts us and the team does everything possible to find solutions for each case. We work hard, but we are certainly rewarded with happy outcomes!

500 Community Spay/Neuters from March to September, 2023!

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters! We have hit the 500 mark! 500 community cats, owned cats, or owned dogs have been fixed in OUR NEIGHBORHOODS thanks to our voucher program. We provide access to areas that have historically had limited access to affordable services. Our volunteers transport, set up appointments, trap and facilitate in any way needed. Thank you to partner vets, especially Snip Bus, AFRP Clinic, and Pet Maintenance & Repair for providing low-cost services.

We need your help to do more! Donate today with our donate button. You can also click monthly to make it an automatic monthly donation. The bulk of our budget is going to spay and neuter.

200 Rescued in Four Months!

We are celebrating 200 animals rescued in four months, Mid-March to mid-July! Two hundred was more of a projected goal for our first year. We are so excited to have hit the mark much earlier than expected. We extend our appreciation to our fosters, adopters, transporters and partner rescues who help get these dogs and cats into new forever homes. Here's to the next two hundred!

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