ACCT Philly's TNR Program
Starting in July 2020, ACCT Philly is resuming TNR surgeries several days a week. Schedule your FREE TNR surgery appointment at ACCT Philly here. This service is ONLY for community/stray/feral cats that will be returning back to their outdoor homes. We are also excited to announce an ongoing voucher program, which you read more about here.
- Cats must be dropped off in a humane cat trap. One cat per trap.
- Cats must be trapped in Philadelphia.
- Pull into the back parking lot. When you are facing the building, you will see a large dog run on the left. To the right of that dog run is a pathway. Follow the path and there will be a door on your right. This is where you'll be dropping off your cats.
- Same day pick up is 5pm in the same place as drop off.
- Next day pick up is from 10am - 4pm via the Intake entrance. You must pick up your TNR cats by 4pm the day after surgery or our Animal Protection Officers will return the cats to their found location. Repeated failure to pick up cats may result in individuals no longer being permitted to utilize TNR resources at ACCT.
- Cats in the ACCT Philly Community Cat Program receive spay or neuter surgery, left ear tip*, vaccines (FVRCP & Rabies), flea treatment, wellness exam, and food during their stay.
- *A left ear tip, indicates a cat has been spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
Need to borrow a trap?
Did you know that ACCT Philly offers loans of humane cat traps? These are used to safely trap stray and feral cats that are in need of spay or neuter services. We provide the traps and instructions on how to operate the traps. Best part? It’s free! Interested in getting started? Please request your trap loan appointment here.
Surrender (SNR) Services at ACCT Philly
ACCT Philly will no longer be accepting TNR cats as surrenders. If you are bringing in a cat for the specific purpose of TNR’ing, you must schedule an appointment through ACCT Philly or one of our partnering clinics. If you bring in a community cat in a trap to surrender, you will be turned away and asked to make an appointment. The only time you may surrender a cat for the specific purpose of TNR’ing is if you believe the cat to be pregnant, or suffering from pyometra, or extremely injured or sick (to learn more about pyometra, click here). You will not be able to pick up a cat that you have surrendered, instead, one of our Animal Protection Officers will return the cat back to its found location.
SNR (Shelter- Neuter- Return) is a program specifically created to help stray cats that are surrendered to ACCT Philly by the general public. This program is for good samaritans who want to help, but don’t yet know about TNR. A member of the general public may find a stray cat and bring it straight to us. Instead of keeping these stray cats indefinitely in the shelter, we will fix and vaccinate and then return them back to where they were found.
Please contact us if you need trapping assistance, want to volunteer or have other questions.