Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is a humane method of reducing the population of feral and stray cats over time. Cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their familiar habitat and cared for by the property owner or volunteers. Cat populations are gradually reduced. In the past 3 years, HCF has altered over 2500 cats through our TNR program.
How can I get help with TNR?
Do you know of a colony of feral cats that needs help? The Hundred Cat Foundation will guide you through the TNR process and when possible work side by side with you not only on the original TNR phase but continue to offer support and networking for feral colony management after the colony is stable.
We also offer guidance and assistance with do-it-yourself TNR projects. Click here to learn how to start your own TNR program.
Cat in a humane trap
Returning a cat to his colony
Spay/Neuter Voucher Program
The Spay/Neuter Voucher Program is open to stray, feral, and barn cats cared for by residents of Centre and Huntingdon counties. Vouchers can be used at either Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic (Woodland or Centre Hall location) or All Pets Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic in State College. The voucher covers the cost of a cat spay or neuter and rabies/FVRCP vaccines. Payment options are available.
To obtain a voucher please call (814.206.5423) or email and give the following information:
- Name - full mailing address and county you live in - telephone number - email address - brief explanation of your situation including the number of cats or kittens that need to be spayed or neutered
Appointments should be scheduled directly with the clinics after obtaining your voucher. Be sure to mention you will be using an HCF voucher for your procedure.
Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic: 2451 General Potter Highway (Route 322) Centre Hall PA - 814.364.1630 or 1380 Shawville Highway Woodland PA - 814.857.5280
All Pets: 2052 E College Ave State College, PA 814.308.8175
With your support we can drastically reduce the number of stray, feral and unowned cats in central PA and improve the lives of those cats in managed colonies. Please consider a donation to help us fund our voucher program.
Shelter Distribution Program Annually in the fall, HCF makes available free sturdy winter shelters for feral cats. In Central PA’s cold winters, the straw-filled shelters provide a warm refuge to sleep and be out of the elements. Please consider purchasing a shelter from our Amazon Wish List to help a cat stay warm and dry.
If you are caring for feral cats and are concerned about them having adequate shelter over the winter, please consider making them an insulated shelter. Feel free to email us for directions, dimensions or any other questions you have. Your shelter should be filled with straw because it does not hold moisture and acts as an insulator.
Feed the Ferals
Through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) work, we have seen first hand how difficult it is for many caretakers to feed the cats in their colony a healthy diet. Often, difficult choices must be made by people on fixed incomes caring for a large number of cats. We have met families who could only feed table scraps or perhaps use some of their food stamps to purchase tuna to feed the cats.. Through the Feed the Ferals program, HCF is helping by providing donated food to these colonies. We are doing our best to help these families, but in trying to keep our donation dollars reserved for spaying and neutering, we could really use food donations. Contact us and we will arrange a pick-up of your donation.
Also, consider having a "Feed the Ferals" theme at your next party or office social event. Ask all your guests to bring a bag of dry cat food as "admission" to the party. You'd be surprised how this can really add up - one small holiday party collected close to 300 pounds of food in three hours! You can also make a monetary donation to this program.