Fix your cats! We can help.

There is a huge need to reduce the number of community cats in South Monterey County.  In order to support this need, Our Neighborhood Pet Project (ONPP) has a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.  Our volunteers will assist with trapping feral cats, transporting them for spay and neuter surgery, then returning the cats to the location where they were living.  

Volunteers cannot trap cats until a spay and neuter surgery appointment has been scheduled, so if you need assistance, please fill out the form and wait to be contacted by our TNR volunteer. DO NOT TRAP A CAT WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT!   Do not trap a cat for an ONPP voucher without prior instruction to do so by one of our trappers.

Prevent further suffering.

The best way to prevent overpopulation and future litters is to TNR. We work with caretakers (feeders) to coordinate best conditions for trapping. We only trap when we have scheduled vet appointments to minimize the time cats have to be in traps. 

Sometimes, we are able to help get litters of kittens out of the colonies. Ideal conditions are when kittens are allowed to stay nursing with their moms. Do not remove kittens from nursing mothers. It is most helpful when kittens are taken for rescue at a certain age and when fosters are available. If you notice kittens, please communicate with a rescue to formulate a plan.

Apply for TNR help today!

If the cats are feral, under pet name, please write in FERAL. DO NOT trap without an appointment arranged by one of our trappers. Our trappers are more heavily focused in King City/Pine Canyon, Soledad and Greenfield areas.

Voucher link: 

Not from our area, but need help?

There are FREE and LOW-COST options to get feral cats fixed and vaccinated! If you have cats hanging out on your property or business, please reach out. Breeding is happening NOW and babies come soon! Traps can be borrowed if you would like to work on your own colony. Help and advice is also available, just ask these organizations. To borrow traps check with SPCA, Hitchcock Animal Shelter, and Snip Bus. Some community members also have traps to loan. Our Neighborhood Pet Project DOES NOT have traps to loan as they are frequently in use by our trappers.


Here are some of the resources available in Monterey County:

SNIP Bus: TEXT preferred to 925-967-1001. They work in many areas including Salinas, unincorporated areas and Chualar. SNIP offers feral cat clinics that include vaccination and spay/neuter.


SPCA: Fixes and vaccinates ferals free of charge. Appointments are available, but are frequently booked 2 months ahead of time. They also offer a limited number of walk-up same day appointments. Plan on being there by 7AM. SPCA Monterey County Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic ( 


Heading Home Animal Rescue: Foster-based clinics, but helps the public when space is available! Trapping help is also available in the Prunedale, Castroville, Freedom and Aromas area.](


Project Purr: Santa Cruz County. Free spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip.

Project Purr 


Community Cat Allies: Trapping help available. Helps with TNR including trapping, transport and holding for recovery. They can also help with injured or sick feral cats on a limited basis. Please call or text: 831-202-2877, or email


Best Life TNR & Rescue, Inc.: TNR help in Monterey County, primarily Salinas. Foster program for rescued street kittens/cats based on intake availability.


Cat Crew California: TNR help in Hollister.

Garlic City Kitty: Reach out for help in Morgan Hill and Gilroy

Trapping yourself? Only trap with an appointment scheduled already. We trap the day before an appointment so that the cat is not held too long which increases stress and risks the cat not getting enough food and water. Make sure you have a towel on hand to cover your humane trap completely as soon as the cat has triggered the trap. 

Pet Maintenance and Repair in Prunedale is more affordable if you can't get the cat into SPCA with a cost of around $100 per cat. 831-272-3411.