Resource Center: Helpful Pet Links

Help with Feral cats

Groups that can help with feral cats.

Feral Fixers (DuPage County)

DuPage County

Their Mission is to reduce both the number of cats euthanized and the feral cat population in DuPage County while improving the quality of life for both cats and humans through the high-volume use of low-cost or free spay-neuter services to sterilize feral, semi-feral, stray and domestic cats.  Feral Fixer’s goal is to humanely control the population of feral cats in DuPage County, Illinois, primarily through a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.  Feral Fixers offers its TNR services to all feral cat colony caretakers, without charge.


Telephone: (630) 881-FXRS (3977)

CatVando (North Cook County)

North Cook County

CatVando works toward the humane management and reduction of street cats, stray and feral, through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. They  work with communities to address the issue of street cats, provide support to cat care givers and use the opportunity to teach respect for all of life and can help to counteract violence at its core. As a Cook County Sponsoring Agency, they are authorized to coordinate, establish and register feral cat colonies and their caretakers. Free trap/neuter/spay training is held in various communities. We also lend people humane traps. 


Triple R Pets (South Cook County)

South Cook County

Triple R Pets is dedicated to helping the outside cats - feral or stray, adult or kitten - live safer, healthier lives.  Their long-term goal is to reduce the number of unwanted kittens born outside, thus reducing the euthanasia rate of cats and kittens in the areas where they work.  Triple R Pet’s mission is to provide Trap – Neuter – Return, TNR, in the south Cook County area including south and southwest of Chicago.  They provide Trap – Neuter – Return education and support. 


Telephone: (708) 738-1438

PAWS Community Cats Program

Specific zip codes in Chicago

PAWS Chicago’s Community Cats program works on the ground in under-served areas of Chicago to perform Trap – Neuter – Return, TNR, where there are no other resources available. Their program is designed to empower and support our city’s feeders of stray cats, transforming them into fully informed, active, registered colony caretakers. Community Cats combines their successful outreach and engagement strategies with expert knowledge on outdoor cat issues to ensure they are systematically reducing overall outdoor cat populations and supporting the compassionate residents who care for them. Their Community Cats program currently services the following zip codes of Chicago: 60609, 60617, 60621, 60623, 60628, 60629, 60632, 60636.


Telephone: 773-475-9425. 

Spay and Stay

Lake County, IL.

Spay and Stray facilitates the Trap, Neuter, and Return, TNR, of feral and stray outdoor cats in Lake County, Illinois. Their goal is to connect and collaborate with compassionate individuals in Lake County to humanely control the population of feral and stray cats. They provide veterinary resources and coaching for caretakers to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) cats in their area. Spay and Stay teaches trapping techniques and colony care to reduce the number of homeless kittens born and improve the lives of adult cats through sterilization and vaccination.


Telephone: 847-289-4557

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