Feral Cats

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Feral Cats


Animal Care Services is requesting citizens to contact the Animal Shelter at 463-4427 prior to any trapping in an effort to schedule the Animal Shelter receiving “Feral Cats” from the public.

The Animal Shelter staff will coordinate the date(s) with requesting citizens for the capture and dropping off of “Feral Cats.”

Animal Care Services practices scheduled admittance for feral cats.  Scheduled admittance for feral cats is becoming the standard protocol in animal sheltering.

By the Animal Shelter scheduling feral cats coming into the shelter for spay or neuter surgeries, this greatly assist in keeping valuable kennel space open for domesticated cats, reduces the transmission of potential diseases coming into the shelter, saves the shelter money due to food & care not having to be rendered to house feral cats prior to surgeries and reduces the unnecessary possibility of euthanizing non-domesticated felines due to overcrowding at the Animal Shelter. 

The primary investment Mendocino County will make will be the spaying or neutering of the feral cats and returning them to their original location of capture or placing them in the Barn Cat Program. 

Thank you.

Mendocino County Animal Shelter



We have working cats that need job placements.  These working cats can roam in a garden, workshop or barn where they will keep the rodent population under control.  While here at the Animal Shelter they get great unemployment benefits such as food, shelter & care including being spayed or neutered along with a rabies vaccination.  We really want to be productive members of society so please come to the Animal Shelter and take one of us for free.