Trap-Neuter-Return program

Our trap-neuter-return (TNR) program aims to offer a humane and compassionate solution to the problem of stray cats and cat colonies.

The animals in question would not adapt well to domestic life, so this program enables them to live a life adapted to their needs, while putting an end to the reproductive cycle.

Benefits of the TNR program

1. Cat population control
2. Improved cat health
3. Reducing nuisance to humans
4. Protecting local wildlife
5. Human and ethical solutions
6. Community involvement
7. Long-term effectiveness

In short

A TNR program is set up to ethically control stray cat populations, improve animal health, reduce nuisance to humans and protect local wildlife. It’s a long-term solution that benefits both the animals and the community.

Who is eligible?

The TNR program is aimed at ownerless feral and stray cats that do not adapt well to domestic life. The program aims to control the population of these cats ethically and effectively, while improving their quality of life and reducing nuisance to the community.

To validate your eligibility for the TNR program, you must provide your personal details (name, full address, telephone number). Cats must be captured on your property only. A description of the situation is also required.

How much does it cost?

The cost of sterilization, which includes veterinary examination, vaccinations, deworming and microchipping, is theoretically $105. The SPCA covers $50 of these costs, leaving you to pay $55.

For Gatineau residents, the $55 is covered by the City, making the service free for you.

You will also need to purchase a cage trap or rent one from the shelter at a cost of $15 per week, plus a refundable deposit of $55.

You’ll also need to provide a suitably sized carrier for the cat’s recovery and return after the procedure.

How does it work?

1. First contact
2. Trapping cats
3. Meet at the shelter

Waiting time

Please note that there is a waiting list of several months to participate in our TNR program. Thank you for your patience and commitment to the ethical management of stray cats in our community.

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