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    2019 TNVR 
    statistics can be
    found here

2018 TNVR statistics can be found here

2017 TNVR statistics can be found here

2016 TNVR statistics can be found here


We have received a grant from the Humane Society of the United States to help with getting back on track.  Our press release for winning the grant can be found here.  #SpayTogether


Understanding COVID-19 and Cats
COVID-19 is a term used to define the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is causing serious illness and death in humans.  As you may be aware, there have been a few instances of domestic cats and other felines developing mild illness after having been exposed to people who have become infected with the virus  While it is disturbing, it is helpful to realize that, while humans have passed the disease to cats, researchers have no evidence that the infected cats can spread the disease to people.  Operation Catnip encourages caretakers to use precaution when interacting with their colonies to prevent the spread of disease.  Please use PPM's when caring for your cats or when transporting them to clinic.  Please visit this website to read more about the SARS-CoV-2 in cats.

Do NOT trap a cat until you have a confirmed appointment!


Our August Wish List

Clipper blades
39 and 96 gallon trash bags 
Humane Traps:  This   one   or this   one
Distilled water
Trap Comb This one
Pee Pads XL (minimum size of 24 x 24)
Sterile Wound wash


In other news:  Our Event Page and Calendar are up!!!!  Hover over the Get Involved tab and click on Events!

Feral Cats

A feral cat is a domestic cat that has developed a natural fear of humans. Most ferals are the result of abandonment and failure to spay/neuter. Most feral cats are acclimated to their outdoor lifestyle and would not adjust well to an indoor home. Along with other unowned, free-roaming cats, these are collectively known as community cats.

How you can help:

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) is the process of trapping feral cats, having them neutered and vaccinated, Ear-tipped and returning them to their home location. Through TNVR we can greatly reduce the numbers of unwanted feral and stray cats which lowers the intake and euthanasia rates at animal shelters. This saves tax dollars and leaves more space at animal shelters for adoptable cats. TNVR also addresses the public health concern about rabies and reduces annoying behaviors such as cats fighting and spraying.

Operation Catnip receives no government funding and relies solely on donations to keep our no-fee program running. Please visit our Donate  page to help.

We are proud that our Administrative and Fundraising costs average 0.07% of our income.  Your donations directly help with the cost of running a clinic each month.

Operation Catnip Services

Monthly Clinic:

Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization that operates a high-volume, no-charge clinic  (funded through grants and donations) where feral and free-roaming unowned cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies and distemper. The clinics are run entirely by volunteers (veterinarians, vet technicians, and trained lay people) and are capable of sterilizing dozens of cats in a matter of hours. All cats have the tip of their left ear cropped which identifies them as sterilized.  Click to learn more.

*Note: No-charge does not mean" free."
Operation Catnip receives no government funding whatsoever and relies solely on donations and grants (if available) to fund our program. Each monthly clinic costs Operation Catnip over $2,000 to run. If we do not receive enough donations, we will be unable to continue offering this very unique and vital community service.

Voucher Program:

In addition, Operation Catnip operates a voucher program where feral and free-roaming unowned cats are sterilized at participating local veterinary clinics. Vouchers are $50 per cat and include sterilization, rabies and distemper vaccines, ear crop and pain medication.  There is also a way to donate vouchers for those that are unable to afford them, such as those on a fixed income.  Click to learn more .

What We Do & Don't Do:

We do:

 • Sterilize feral and stray cats;

 • Give routine vaccines at the time of sterilization;

 • Permanently crop the left ear to identify the cat as sterilized;

 • Lend traps for humane trapping and transport to our clinic.

We don't:

 • Sterilize owned pets or strays which are adopted by the finder;

 • Accept cats or kittens for adoption;

 • Relocate cats;

 • Participate in trapping for the purpose of killing or release to animal shelters;

 • Trap and transport cats for you.

Board of Directors (2020)

President:  Angela Riedel

Treasurer:  April Norment

Secretary:  Rena Pappas

Medical Director: Colleen Wallace, DVM

Clinic Director:  Linda Chadwick, RVT

Director of Logistics:  Dwight Briggs

Director of Volunteers/Vouchers: April Norment