Feral Cat Program 2

Thank you for reaching out to help the feral cats in your neighborhood!  HOPE’s feral cat TNR program is open to feral cats as well as ‘community cats’ (friendly strays). Below is a summary of our program and the process involved in using our program:

  • We can only help people with small colonies of 6 or fewer cats.
  • The maximum number of feral cats that HOPE will pay to vet in one year is 4 cats per trapper.
  • If a trapper is trapping at more than one small colony and they want help with more than 6 cats, we can give them additional ID numbers and authorizations but they will have to pay for all cats in excess of 6 (but they would get the HOPE 50% discount at our vet).
  • For trappers with large colonies (6+ cats), they should always contact:
    1. FCAP, Feral Cat Assistance Program,  http://www.cap4pets.org/programs/feral-cats which is part of the CAP, Citizens for Animal Protection, shelter services
    2. BARC (if you live within the Houston City limits), http://www.houstontx.gov/barc/fctp_feralcat_tnr.php
    3. Friends of BARC, http://www.friendsofbarcorg/programs.htm
  • All HOPE feral cat ID numbers will expire after 90 days.
  • All trappers are asked to make a donation towards our feral cat vet bill. Better yet, if a trapper can afford to pay for their ferals at our vet (using the HOPE 50% discount), that would allow us to maximize our feral cat program and help even more people, especially those people that want to help ferals but truly cannot afford to pay for any vetting.

    In order to use our program, the following steps must be followed:

    1. Contact HOPE using the form below
    2. After the initial exchange of information, HOPE will assign up to 6 ID numbers and send in the corresponding authorizations to our vet.
    3. Once the authorizations have been sent in, HOPE will email the trapper all the pertinent information on how to utilize HOPE’s vet and then the trapper can make their own appointments.
    4. If the trapper needs to borrow equipment prior to trapping, the HOPE volunteer will coordinate this with the trapper.
    5. Borrowed equipment must be returned to HOPE in clean and working condition within a specified time frame.

Send us a message


    Your Name (required)

    Phone (required)

    Address (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    Zip (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your age range (required)

    How did you hear about HOPE?

    Have you used the HOPE TNR program before?

    Location of the cats (be sure to include the address with zip code).

    How many adult cats need to be trapped?

    Trappers with large colonies should always contact:
    1) FCAP, Feral Cat Assistance Program, http://www.cap4pets.org/programs/feral-cats which is part of the CAP, Citizens for Animal Protection, shelter services
    2) BARC (if you live within the Houston City limits), http://www.houstontx.gov/barc/fctp_feralcat_tnr.php
    3) Friends of BARC, http://www.friendsofbarcorg/programs.htm

    Are any cats pregnant?

    How many kittens need to be trapped?

    Approximately how old are the kittens? (Write "N/A" if no kittens)

    What do you plan to do with the kittens? (Select N/A if there are no kittens)

    Are any cats injured?

    Do you need to borrow some HOPE loaner equipment (e.g. traps, recovery carriers, condos)?

    Have you trapped feral cats before?

    Briefly describe your/the cats' situation:

    Have you familiarized yourself with the other resources on TNR help listed above?

    Thank you for completing the HOPE Feral Cat Form. Upon receipt of your form, you will hear back from a volunteer within a week. We are currently receiving a high volume of requests, so please be patient. Requests are answered in the order that they are received. If your situation is urgent (e.g., if you have a pregnant or injured animal), please contact one of the other feral cat organizations listed on our website.


    Feel free to email us at feralcats@homelesspets.net for more information about HOPE’s program. Be sure to include the following information in your email: physical address / location of the cat(s), number of cats needing to be trapped, if any of the cat(s) are pregnant, and your complete contact information (name, address with zip code, phone number). A HOPE volunteer will get back to you within 48 hours.