Community Cats

What is a "Community Cat"?

Community Cats are free-roaming feral and stray cats who live outside and don't belong to anyone in particular. These cats are victims, not vermin as some people believe. Somewhere in the lives of these cats - or the lives of previous generations of these cats - a HUMAN was irresponsible and didn't spay or neuter.  It's not the cat's fault! Although these cats don't belong to any one person in particular, we are ALL responsible for them. It is our responsibility as caring human beings to care for those in need. These cats are in need of our support and understanding.

Free TNR training classes are held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in Pensacola off Creighton Rd from 10am-12pm.  Please register for the class by filling out this form.

Animal Allies Florida was founded by individuals that were TNR'ing feral cats.  TNR = Trap/Neuter/Return. Feral cats are humanely trapped, neutered, vaccinated, and returned to the areas where they were originally caught. 

The majority of feral cats are not adoptable. They don't trust humans and, in most cases, will never trust humans enough to be adopted. The best thing we can do for them is to spay or neuter them so no more cats are born into the feral colony. 

However, when TNR'ing, you frequently come across kittens and stray cats. Stray cats are friendly cats that, again, some human has let down by abandoning and leaving the cat to fend for itself. Stray cats may be adoptable depending on how long they have been fending for themselves and the cat's personality. Feral kittens under 3 months of age can be socialized and learn to trust people. These kittens can be adopted.

Ear-Tipped Cats: What Does it Mean?



Articles, videos and other resources:  ACA TNR step by step      

Jackson Galaxy has a great TNR Resource here

"Trick Stick" training video

Drop Trap training video (part 1)

Drop Trap training video (part 2)

Drop Trap training video (part 3) 

Alley Cat Allies:  A Step-by-step Guide to Trap/Neuter/Return (click to download)

Trap/Neuter/Return Feeding Timeline

Know your rights! How to Talk to Animal Control about Community Cats!

Medicating Feral Cats and Kittens