KW Community Cats

KWCC_logo_2015KWCC (Kitchener Waterloo Community Cats) is a TCR project formed with the goal of implementing a community run Trap Neuter Return Manage (TRNM) program for the region of Waterloo. Through this project, caretakers of unowned community cats, stray cats and barn cats may be eligible for access to free spay/neuter services.

VISION: A Community which works together to better the lives and reduce the numbers of feral and abandoned cats.

MISSION: It is the mission of KWCC to reduce and manage homeless cats in our community through a Trap, Neuter, Return, Manage (TNRM) program.

Program Details and Requirements

Please read the following general information, and then fill out the form below to apply for free spay/neuter services through KWCC.

  • To the best of my knowledge, this cat(s) is not owned by any individual person and is for all intents and purposes unowned. 
  • The clinic is located in the north end of Kitchener, and cats must be booked through KWCC to be admitted.
  • Surgeries are performed weekly on Thursdays and must be booked in advance.
  • Caretakers are expected to arrange for their own trap, transport and recovery.
  • Cats must be brought to the centre between 8:30 am and 8:45 am the day of the surgery. The doors do not open.until 8:30am
  • Cats must be picked up between 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m. the day of surgery.
  • Cats will be spay/neutered, microchipped, given a dose of Revolution and will receive a FVRCP and rabies vaccine. Eartips are provided at no additional charge.
  • The cat must be recovered in a heated environment (approximately 1 to 2 days for males, 2 to 5 days for females) prior to release.
  • Cats must be returned to their original colony location.  Caretakers are expected to continue to provide food, water, shelter and basic medical care for the cats.
  • All appropriate medical treatments will be determined by a qualified veterinarian.
  • If your cat has a severe or debilitating disease or injury, the qualified veterinarian in attendance may elect to euthanize the cat.
  • All pregnancies will be terminated.
  • All feral cats must arrive in a humane live trap covered with a sheet. No feral cat in a cat carrier will be accepted for the safety of the caregiver and staff.

By filling out the application form, you are agreeing that you have read and understood the above.  Please note that these are general guidelines only and are subject to change. Further details will follow regarding clinic policies.

We are not accepting any new applications for the clinic at this time due to high volume of cats currently waiting for the program (appointments are being booked 6 months out).