Protect cats in your community
Community cats (aka stray or free-roaming cats) are felines who prefer to live outdoors rather than in homes.
These cats are often brought to shelters by well-intentioned people, but because community cats are not used to living with humans, they are unlikely to be adopted, which means most of them don’t leave shelters alive.
They are among the most at-risk animals when they end up in shelters, but community cat programs are helping to bring change, and you can be a part of it.
Community cats are at risk
For every dog killed in a shelter, more than two cats meet the same fate, and most of them are community cats.
Community cat programs are saving cats’ lives
Across the country, community cat programs are implementing the trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) method of lifesaving.
With your help, Best Friends works with local and state governments to remove legislation that limits the effectiveness of TNVR efforts.
Together, we’re saving the lives of community cats
Best Friends is working with shelters nationwide to save the lives of cats through TNVR programs. These shelters are reducing the number of cats killed in their facilities at 12 times the rate of other shelters.