Taking Care of Feral Cat Colonies

Any citizen of Lake County who is caring for a feral cat colony can access Spay and Stay’s spay/neuter services. We have information about managing your feral cat colony, building winter shelters, socializing feral kittens, and more. You can also become a registered caretaker.

#1 Thing You Need For Kitten Socialization

The kittens are coming! To help speed them on their way to new homes, check out these easy but powerful kitten socialization tips. Food, the great motivator, is the basis of kitten socialization and can be used to train young cats quickly to welcome human hands and human laps. 

Other TNR Resources

Below are links to other national animal rescue groups with helpful information on TNR and caring for feral cats.

Alley Cat Allies

Best Friends Animal Society

Humane Society of the United States

Help for Pets

This list of local shelters can be used if you are looking for an animal to adopt, or if you have found a friendly stray cat or socialized kittens and are looking to place them. All shelters feature cats and dogs unless otherwise noted. Thanks to Save-A-Pet shelter for contributing to the local shelter list and sharing it with us!

If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, there are several low-cost spay/neuter programs in our area. Also, Spay USA ( is a nationwide network with referral services for low-cost spay/neuter for pets.