The Fox Valley Humane Association’s TNR program provides spay/neuter and vaccination services to community cats for a nominal fee. This program is designed for feral/outdoor cats only. Our program focuses on helping animals in our local area and we provide TNR services for Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties only.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane method of trapping community cats to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their colonies to live out the remainder of their lives. TNR is the most humane and efficient way of controlling cat populations. It helps to reduce disease, overpopulation, noises and nuisance behaviors such as spraying and promotes better overall health of outdoor cat colonies.

After being spayed or neutered, cats tend to live longer, healthier lives. Spaying a female will prevent them from going into heat, which in turn reduces the number of new tom cats coming to the area and helps to minimize fighting.

This service is $30 per cat. As of March 1st the cost for this service will be $35.

The services provided through this program include:

  • Neuter/Spay Procedure
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FVRCP Distemper Vaccine
  • Parasite Treatment
  • Ear Tip Procedure
  • Injected Pain Medication

How do I make an appointment?

Please call (920) 733-1717 ext.117 or email with your name, phone number, how many cats you would like to schedule, and the service you are calling about. Example: (“Jane Doe, (920) 123-4567, 4 cats for TNR”).

You MUST make an appointment in order to have TNR service. Due to the demand for this service, you should anticipate scheduling 2-3 months in advance. Please call ahead BEFORE you trap. Thank you!


Trap Rental – We are able to offer live trap rental on a limited basis to assist you with your TNR needs. Please contact the shelter at 920.733.1717 ext. 117 for more information. The cost is a $15 deposit and a $10 weekly rental fee.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Fewer Cats: TNR reduces the size of community colonies, anywhere from 16% to 66%.
  • Less Smell: Too familiar with the smell of male cat urine? Neutered male cats mark their territory less and have a less pungent smell.
  • Less Noise: Neutered cats fight less and make less noise.
  • Rodent Control: Cats are a natural and effective rodent control method.
  • Disease Reduction: TNR includes vaccinations and reduces population size, which in turn can improve overall health of not only the community cats but also of other wildlife in the area.

Interested in adding TNR cats to your property?

Contact our Care Staff Lead at 920.733.1717 to learn which working cats are available.