What is a community cat?
A community cat is a cat that lives outdoors and does not have a particular home or owner. They may be friendly, or in some cases, feral (not socialized with people). These cats typically depend on humans for their food, whether it is a neighborhood caretaker, dumpster, or other source.
Columbus Animal Care Services uses a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) process to help control the feral cat population in our area. You an identify a cat that has been part of this program by their clipped ear.
Due to COVID-19, the shelter has more limited access to spay/neuter surgery appointments, so there may be a delay on when trapping may begin in your area. Please call CACS to be added to the trapping list so we are made aware of the cats in your area. Thank you for your understanding.