TRAP NEUTER RETURN AND COMMUNITY CATS
The neighborhood cats you see around Palm Springs are often homeless, sometimes abandoned by their previous owners. Many are offspring of these forgotten felines. While some are like our household companion cats, approachable and friendly, most have had little or no contact with humans and are fearful of people, and; therefore, cannot be adopted out as pets. Palm Springs is estimated to have over 4,000 homeless cats. You can help manage the homeless cat population by participating in our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. TNR is humane and effective. It ends reproduction, stabilizes and reduces feral cat populations, improves cats’ lives, and reduces our annual intake of kittens at our shelter. The alternative method, removing cats from a neighborhood by killing them, is not only cruel—it is illegal —and it doesn’t work.
COACHELLA VALLEY TNR
The Palm Springs Animal Shelter generally holds TNR clinics on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Please see the Clinic Schedule for specific dates.
TNR HOTLINE: 760-820-2281
Responses may take 24 hours.
Immediate cat rescue issues should be directed to Palm Springs Animal Control via Palm Springs Police Department at: 760 327-1441.