Last Updated October 25, 2013
Rescue Stats 2013
181 cats spayed/neutered
+ 74 via our trap loan program
164 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2012
260 cats spayed/neutered
202 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2011
244 cats spayed/neutered
198 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2010
306 cats spayed/neutered
216 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2009
421 cats spayed/neutered
232 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2008
350 cats spayed/neutered
200 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2007
226 cats spayed/neutered
149 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2006
126 cats spayed/neutered
56 cats adopted
13th Street Cat Rescue
We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), No-Kill, Animal Rescue Organization - San Jose, California
How To Control Feral Cats Using Trap-Neuter-Return
Our neighborhood faces a population crisis of homeless cats, many of them feral and too wild to be placed in homes. They reproduce rapidly and, as their numbers grow, so does noise, odor and other problems. But there is something you can do!
What is Trap-Neuter-Return(TNR)?
Trap-neuter-return (TNR) involves trapping all the cats in a colony, getting them spayed/neutered, adopting out the kittens and friendly cats, then returning the wild adults to their territory and providing them with food and shelter. TNR eliminates or significantly reduces the noise from fighting, odor from spraying, and more litters of kittens.
This progressive approach is fast becoming the preferred method of street cat population control throughout San Jose and across the nation. Numerous animal welfare agencies have endorsed TNR and its use grows every day.
Have Feral Cats Near Your Home or Office?
Please consider trapping them and getting them fixed! Trapping feral cats is very easy and there are many free/low-cost resources available for getting the animals spayed/neutered. We can loan you traps and provide you with the personalized instruction you need to be successful right away.
Don't delay! Adult cats can reproduce at any time so trap them now before the problem gets worse!
How to Conduct TNR:
- Download Our TNR Training Presentation (.pdf)
- Additional Trapping Tips
- Low-Cost Spay Neuter Resources in Santa Clara County
Have questions or need advice?
Email us: TNR@13thstcats.org
Attend A FREE Workshop to Learn More!
We hold free, training workshop every few months at the Joyce Ellington Branch Library in San Jose. Learn TNR from our experienced volunteers and have all of your questions answered.
Find out when the next training is! Check our Facebook Page or email us: TNR@13thstcats.org
Other Resources for Dealing With Feral Cats
- How to Decide if You Should Remove Kittens from a Feral Colony
- How to Care for Newborn Kittens
- How to Socialize Feral Kittens
- Feral Colony Care Guide
- How to Find Homes for Stray Cats
- Feral Cat Veterinary Care
- How to Deter Cats from Areas