Community Cat Program
What You Need to Know About the Community Cat Program for Hall CountyThe Community Cat Program (CCP) is a collaboration between Hall County Animal Services (HCAS), the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) and Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) along with other community organizations. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of undomesticated/feral cats entering the Hall County shelter system while, in turn, increasing the live release numbers for undomesticated/feral cats through free/low-cost spay/neuter.
TRAPS FOR CATS: HCAS will be lending live/humane traps to the public on a first-come basis at no charge. Residents borrowing traps must present a driver’s license or other current photo ID with current Hall County address. Traps are available to pick up Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Please call or email Sherry Mililli, the CCP Coordinator, at or 770-531-6832 to reserve a trap in advance. Tractor Supply also sells live/humane traps for approximately $35 each.
SURGERY FOR CATS: Through a grant from Best Friends, HSNEGA is offering a limited number of free spay/neuter surgeries for CCP cats on a first-come basis. Surgery for CCP cats will be Tuesday-Thursday (no surgeries on Friday). Cats MUST be presented for surgery in a live/humane trap (see above for info on traps). No more than two cats per household will be taken in at one time. If you have more than two cats for surgery, please contact HSNEGA’s spay/neuter office at SpayNeuter@HSNEGA.org or 770-532-6617, ext. 250 to coordinate intake for surgery.
DAY OF SURGERY: Trapped cats MUST arrive at 8 am at HSNEGA. If cats arrive at other times, they can be housed overnight, however, the person dropping off will be charged a $10 boarding fee, per night, per cat. Cats MUST be picked up at 4:30 pm the day of surgery.
Please feel free to complete the HSNEGA Surgery Agreement (below) in advance and bring with you the day of surgery.
Free Barn Cats!
Through the Community Cat Program, we are giving Georgia farmers, wineries, warehouse and shop owners free feral cats to help keep down the rodent population that may plague businesses such as these.
To adopt a barn cat, please contact the CCP Coordinator, Sherry Mililli, at 770-531-6832 or email@example.com to schedule an adoption consultation.