Feral Cat Management


Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which free-roaming and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns, and rural areas are humanely trapped, medically evaluated, vaccinated and sterilized by veterinarians, then returned to their original location.  San Juan Animal League endorses TNR as the only proven humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies


10/1/2020  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the TNR program has temporarily been placed on hold. Applications for the program are still being accepted and as soon as we are able to resume, the applicants will be contacted in the order in which applications were received. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to get the program up and running by Spring 2021. Thanks for your understanding.

Fill out the online application for the TNR program here


Highlights of our TNR program:


Sterilization is free, thanks to our donors and membership support.

Pet cats are not eligible for the free TNR program.  It is for feral cats only.

We provide traps and will gladly partner with colony caregivers in trapping and transporting.

If you have a colony near you, please call our Spay/Neuter number at 505-635-1836 or email us at sanjuananimalleague@gmail.com for assistance.

At the time of spay/neuter, the cats will receive rabies and FVRCP vaccines, subcutaneous fluids, an antibiotic injection and have their left ear “tipped” so they are identifiable as being sterile.

Our clinics are run by volunteers who work with colony caregivers to help trap the cats and monitor them through the veterinary process, then return them the following day.


To view the spay/neuter appointments click here.

We need your help!  Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at the TNR clinics or in the trapping process.  Our goal is to help control the feral population in the most humane way possible.  505-801-6394.  Thank you.

If you would like to donate to our TNR, spay/neuter, or vaccination programs, please click the donate button below.



For a detailed tutorial from the Zimmer Feline Foundation on how to manage a feral cat colony, click here.