Community Cat Program
A community cat is an undomesticated or feral cat left to free roam. Feral cats have either never had physical contact with humans or it has been such a substantial amount of time since contact the cat has become feral.
Feral cats generally will not allow touching or handling and will attempt to hide from nearby humans. If cornered, a feral cat may hiss, swat and scratch, or even attempt to bite.
Never attempt to catch an aggressive cat by hand.
The Community Cat Program (CCP) is a collaboration between Hall County Animal Services (HCAS) 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.
How does CCP work?
The feral cat will be trapped in a live/humane trap and transported for spaying or neutering. Once the cat is spayed/neutered, it is returned to the area it was caught to resume life as a "Community Cat."
This program not only reduces the number of feral cats in the shelter by returning them to their "home," it also reduces the feral cat population by decreasing feral cat reproduction.
Hall County Animal Services 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 a current Hall County address.
Traps are available to pick up, by appointment only, Tuesday-Saturday 9 am- 4 pm.
Tractor Supply also sells live/humane traps for approximately $35 each.
Community Cat Program Coordinator
Hall County Animal Services
ADOPT A BARN CAT
In conjunction with the Community Cat Program, anyone looking for a natural pest control alternative may be interested in adopting a Barn Cat.
Contact Sherry Mililli for more information.