Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return (TNR) Program

You can help improve lives and prevent pet overpopulation by helping us spay and neuter un-owned, free-rooming cats living near your home or business. This service is FREE to Upland residents and businesses.

What is a "community cat"?

A community cat is an un-owned cat living outdoors, either independently or in a colony, in a specific area.

Typically, they are not socialized (not friendly to humans) and cannot be adopted.

What is the general TNR process?

Trap: Humanely capture a cat with a humane trap provided to you (with a refundable deposit of $100).

Neuter (or Spay): Take the cat in the trap to a pre-arranged veterinarian to be fixed, vaccinated, and ear-tipped (the universal sign of a fixed cat).

Return: Pick the cat up after recovery, return them to their outdoor home where they were trapped, and return the trap for your deposit

What are the benefits of TNR?

  • Stops mating behaviors (i.e., yowling) and prevents unwanted litters of kittens.
  • Reduces euthanasia of newborn kittens who were separated from mom too soon and can't be saved.
  • Prevents other breeding cats from moving into an area and reproducing.
  • Reduces pest/rodent populations. 
  • Ensures community cats are vaccinated against rabies.
  • Reduces and stabilizes the community cat population over time.
  • Improves the lives of community cats and gives some of the friendly ones the chance to be adopted.

    Have a community cat or colony living on your property?

    If you are in Upland, you are eligible to get a free voucher to fix one or more unowned community cats.

    Call the shelter at (909) 931-4185, Option #4, to get started.

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    Friends of Upland Animal Shelter
    1275 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786
    Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

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