Washoe County Regional Animal Services Shelter
Washoe County Regional Animal Services Shelter
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MISSION Feral Cat 
Community Cats is a non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of feral cat overpopulation through sterilization, the improvement of feral cats' quality of life and the betterment of human-cat relations. To this end, we will educate the community about humane colony management and we will provide a trap-neuter-return-monitor program for feral cat colony caretakers.

Community Cats was founded in 2003 by a small group of feral cat advocates. Among them is veterinarian Diana Lucree who has worked with feral cats for more than five years. Dr. Lucree has spayed and neutered more than 5,000 feral cats locally. Community Cats is pleased about the positive impact this organization has and will continue to have on our community.

Community Cats has entered into a cooperative agreement with Washoe County Regional Animal Services to offer TNRM services to northern Nevadans who wish to control the population of their feral cat colonies. However, Community Cats receives no public financial aid. Community Cats is supported solely through grants and donations, which allow the organization to continue providing this important program, thus allowing population control and basic medical services for the cats with no cost to the caregivers.  To make a donation or for more information: Community Cats P.O. Box 60284 Reno, NV 89506 (775) 720-8067.
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What is a feral cat?
Ferals are not socialized, and they often live in a family group called a colony. They may have started off as a domesticated stray that eventually became feral after years of living outdoors and minimal human contact.