Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Two stray cats walking along a fence on a sunny day.

FREE Public Spay/Neuter Program for all Outdoor Cats

Please call 615.790.5590, x. 1823 to make an appointment

Benefits of TNR

Lowers the number of cats more effectively than euthanasia

Prevents unwanted litters of kittens

Reduces shelter admission, crowding and disease.

Lowers shelter operating costs.

Improves the lives of community cats.

Males no longer try to maintain a large territory and fight over mates. Females no longer have to give birth and fend for their young.

Mating behaviors, such as yowling, spraying, fighting and roaming cease.

By returning to their territory, any lost cats are more likely to find their way back home.


Free Services

Any Williamson County resident may contact the shelter to arrange FREE TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) services for qualified outdoor cats. This includes family pets that go outside as well as unowned/community cats. If needed, trap rental (refundable) and instructions are available. Most cats are returned the same day.

Williamson County Animal Center's Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program is intended for any outdoor cat. These cats will receive spay/neuter, rabies shot (if 12 weeks or older), microchip, and eartip. Due to the limitations of the TNR program, no other veterinary services will be provided. The purpose of this program is to stabilize the outdoor cat population of the area and improve the lives of those cats already existing. These cats will not be removed or relocated, as these are not effective methods to reduce the outdoor cat population.

Need help with outdoor cats on your property? Tell us more!

Apply for FREE spay/neuter services for stray outdoor cats in Williamson County with our TNR Questionnaire.

**If you need on-site assistance with trapping outdoor cats, please note that WCAC cannot fulfill all requests and are subject to volunteer availability.