So you’ve decided to TNR your colony cats – wonderful! Now you’ll need a trap. We are happy to loan you a trap for personal use.

Unfortunately, there are FAR MORE feral cats than there are available barns.


St Louis Feral Cat Outreach works with many dedicated volunteers, politicians, businesses, rescues, and other community stakeholders to work to manage cat homelessness.

Winter shelter is critical for feral and stray cats living in frigid climates and can help them thrive despite the low temperatures.

If the cat(s) appear feral, rescue groups will not commit to taking them because they are not adoptable. You should proceed with TNR at this point. You can get appointments at the following clinics who provide low cost services for feral cats

About Us

We are a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Nonprofit and Resource Page for St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas. The best way to keep up with us is on Facebook: Please “Like” our page and share it with others!

Our goal is to reduce the feral cat population in St. Louis, MO and surrounding communities while improving the quality of life for both cats and humans. High-volume use of low-cost or free spay-neuter services to sterilize feral, semi-feral, stray, and domestic cats will help us achieve this goal. In 2017 alone, we TNR-ed over 1300 community cats!

Like us on Facebook to follow the stories of the trappers, get tips, and see photos and videos of cats that have gone through the TNR process. Check back often for updates and get involved as much as you want.

About US

Barn Cat Programs and Adoption

Barn Cat Program

Unfortunately, there are FAR MORE feral cats than there are available barns. We do NOT have an ongoing barn program. If you are looking to relocate your cats, please click here to learn from Alley Cat Allies why relocation is the last resort. Please note that STLFCO does NOT relocate cats for you. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but we get hundreds of calls asking for relocation. There is usually no where for these cats to go – and relocation is dangerous! Instead, we recommend TNR.

If you are interested in having your own barn cats, however, read on…

Adopt A Barn Cat

Barn cats are working cats who are used to outdoor life, prefer minimal to no human contact, and who will happily tend to your mouse, mole, snake, chipmunk, or other vermin problems!

You’ll Be Saving Lives! A barn home is the last chance at life for these cats. Without barn adopters they have nowhere else to go

Barn Cats have been ALTERED.

You won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens…

Vet Checked and Approved with one year rabies vaccination

st. louis regional tnr

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach services the St. Louis Metropolitan Region and surrounding Areas. We occasionally assist with other regions when resources are available. 

Due to high volume, our trapping assistance is extremely limited. We always have traps available for loan, and can currently fund TNR at our approved Veterinarian facilities. To use our resources, we must give you approval. Please contact us at stlouisferalcatoutreach@gmail.com and we would love to assist you.

Adopt a barn cat

Your Obligation:

The ground owners who adopt agree to give them:

  1. Shelter in a barn, outbuilding or stable
  2. Daily Food and Water -cats cannot live on mice alone
  3. Veterinary Care, as needed
  4. A Secure Place to Keep Them for 3 Weeks


while they acclimate to your area (this must be a secure indoor enclosure that keeps them from leaving). STLFCO will guide you through the process and help with set up and/or needed supplies

Save A Life Today! 

Contact Katrina Wallis at (636) 579-5963


Why relocation is the last resort

Click on the link above to find out

Board Members

STLFCO is an all volunteer organization. We have over 80 dedicated, passionate individuals who work full time jobs, manage families, and disabilities – but still find time to help as many cats as possible.

Christine Oldenberg

Board President

On top of a full time job and many family responsibilities, Christine manages the phones and inquiries for the organization. She has trapped hundreds of cats in the past 5 years.

Savannah Rigley

Board Media Manager

Savannah Rigley is a full time nonprofit professional and manages social media, and the internet presence for the organization.

Terri Zeman

Board TNR Manager

Terri Zeman started TNRing over 20 years ago with money from her own pocket. She is an environmentalist and a beekeeper.

Katrina Wallis


Board Coordinator


Katrina Wallis believes in the power and efforts of TNR (trap, neuter, return) and that even feral cats deserve to live a happy, healthy life outdoor. She also belongs to these Rescue Organizations such as STLPR Volunteer Coordinator, JCAC Rescue Warrior, and Act Now! Foster

Edward Burch

Board Adoption

Edward Burch is a Senior Adoption Counselor with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. Prior to returning to St. Louis, Edward was a volunteer and board member with Meow Mobile, a mobile adoption center based in Springfield, Illinois. Edward has loved cats his entire life (see him pictured left). Edward attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his undergraduate work was in advertising and media studies, and his graduate focus was on educational policy and film.

Jennifer Song/Joseph Hatton

Board IT

And her husband, Joseph Hatton, are helping out with Technical Support. We love MMO Gaming, Great Foods and Animals! Did we mention that we love Animals? We love Animals!

Winter Shelter Builds

Donations of styrofoam boxes are always needed in winter. Many places receive shipments in Styrofoam boxes – stores that sell live fish, veterinary offices, medical offices, people get shipments of medication and food in them. You would be surprised what you can find by asking others on social media.

Our group does a shelter build at least once annually and provide shelters. Please check with us if you would like to put a shelter out for a cat and cannot make one of your own. We generally have shelters available starting in November until we run out (usually before the end of the year). Please plan ahead!

What is Winter shelter?

Community Cat Shelter options

Information

Rescue List

Complete Rescue List Around St. Louis Area

Feral cat

What is Feral Cat? And  other related information

forms

Intake forms, Trap Loans, and other documents

TNR Questions

Question and Answers you may have about TNR

Trap Loan Program

So you’ve decided to TNR your colony cats – wonderful! Now you’ll need a trap. We are happy to loan you a trap for personal use.

Trap RulE 1

You MUST have an appointment at a clinic for spay/neutering prior to borrowing a trap. Contact one of our approved clinics for an appointment. Unless you have prior authorization, you will be responsible for the cost of the procedure. Make sure you mention that you are working with feral cats – so you can get the discounted rate! Rates range from $20 to $50 for a feral cat spay/neuter. For low income people, cost sharing is possible on a case by case basis.

trap rule 2

You will likely need to pick up a trap from one of our volunteers – contact us to coordinate!

Trap Rule 3

A volunteer will talk you through how to set the trap. Make sure you use a liner and cover the cat once you catch him! 

NOTE: After caught, it is extremely important to cover the TRAP Cover so the ANIMALs do NOT HURT THEMSELVES!

Trap Rule 4

NEVER leave a trap unattended.

TRAP RULE 5

DO NOT open a trap with a cat in it without use of an Isolator

TRAP RULE 6

The night before surgery, do not feed the cat after 7pm. Hold the cat for 24 hours after surgery and then release back to where you found him.

Trap Loan Program

Important Reminder: It is important to cover your trap after you’re trapping a Feral Cat. The trap covering prevent the Feral Cat from hurting themselves! 

Feral Cat Education

St Louis Feral Cat Outreach works with many dedicated volunteers, politicians, businesses, rescues, and other community stakeholders to work to manage cat homelessness. Each cat we fix and return is another cat that won’t reproduce – and fewer kittens for years to come.

If a cat is fixed and vaccinated, they will be less inclined to fight, will transmit fewer diseases, and are able to live safer lives outdoors. TNR is the only effective, humane solution for outdoor cats. Plus: by joining our TNR efforts, you will have an access to a wealth of resources and passionate, dedicated volunteers who want to get the cat population under control in St Louis.

Frequently asked Questions

Click the button below for information about cats and wildlife – including information about the myth that cats are responsible for massive wildlife depletion.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIOns

Click the button below for information about how cats can live happy and safe lives outdoors – thanks to TNR!

FERAL FRIENDLY VETS

St. Louis City and County

Carol House Quick Fix Clinic:
Adress: 1218 S Jefferson 314-771-PETS –
Hours: M-F appts
   $20/spay,neuter
   $15/rabies vaccination – cats must come in 1 per trap for this rate and get eartip. Rates may be lower for those on assistance and from time to time other promotions are available. Low cost spay/neuter for friendly cats is also available at a slightly higher rate.

St. Louis Veterinary Center 1611 S Grand 314-773-6400 M-F appts $44/spay,neuter,rabies vaccination – additional charge for cats brought in a carrier and additional charge if pregnant or if they have fleas (Capstar pill is administered). Low cost spay/neuter for friendly cats is also available at a slightly higher rate.

Operation Sterile Feral 314-995-9266 – 1 or more Sunday clinics per month in St. Charles county – call for rates and dates.

St. Charles County

Feral Friendly Vets

Forms

STLFCO Forms

Trap Loan Form

PDF

Printable Trap Load Form

Feral Intake Sheets

PDF

Printable Feral Intake Sheets

General Liability Release 

PDF

General Liability Release

Release From liability

PDF

Release From Liability 

Post Surgery Instructions 

PDF

Printable Post Surgery Instructions  

Code of Conduct           

PDF

Printable Code of Conduct                 

Feral Intake sheet w/ inst.

PDF

Printable Feral Intake Sheet with Instructions

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