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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

Trap Neuter Return

AWA supports feral cats and their caregivers in many ways. Outdoor cats can live long, healthy lives if someone sets up an orderly system to care for them. Our spay/neuter team runs the most innovative trap neuter return (TNR) program in the South Jersey area.

What qualifies a cat as feral?

Feral cats are born outside, are living in a wild state and are untouchable by humans. The only cats which qualify for our TNR program cannot be picked up or touched.

If you have a feral cat colony near you that you would like to help, we have a program to assist you including education, training, and Feral Fix-it neuter/spay.

EDUCATION

Our monthly workshops on Feral Cats are the third Thursday of every month from 6-7pm. (See our calendar). To sign up for a free TNR workshop, or if you have questions about our workshop, please email clinic@awanj.org or call 856-424-2288, ext. 116.

FERAL FIX-IT at AWA's Pet Clinic $40*

** It is imperative that all feral cats arrive to our clinic in feral cat traps. Traps must be covered and lined. The safety of our staff, volunteers and clients is very important to us and for that reason we will refuse service to those clients who do not have their cats in a trap when arriving to our clinic.**

  • Routine spay or neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Ear tipping

To schedule a Feral-Fix-it appointment for a feral cat, email us at clinic@awanj.org or call 856-424-2288. It is important that you make your appointment before you trap the cat. We can schedule appointments for several days for a better chance of trapping the cat. You can bring a maximum of 2 cats on your appointment day at 7:30am.

We have traps available (limit one trap per person) for a refundable $100 CASH deposit to loan the trap for up to 2 weeks. The deposit is returned when the trap is returned.

Trapping is recommended only when temperatures are between 40 and 80 degrees. It is unsafe to entrap a cat in extreme temperatures.