Community Cats

Community Cat Program

Community CatsIn 2015, Gateway Pet Guardians started a new approach to controlling the homeless cat population in the Metro East. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) specifically targets stray and feral cats—cats that otherwise could not be adopted out into a family home. In TNR, cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian (in our case, Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic) to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors. Cats are also eartipped, which is the universal symbol of a spayed/neutered cat. The whole process takes a total of two days.

Click here to learn more about our TNR program.

If you’d like to donate to help community cats, contribute using the link below.


Metro East residents interested in TNR for community cats can call our outreach hotline at (314) 399-9738.


Spay/Neuter Partners