Community Cat Management Programs

Community Cat Management Programs

Broward County is home to thousands of Community Cats--unowned cats that live outdoors.
Some of these cats are part of a cat colony and are cared for by a Colony Caregiver. Other cats simply roam freely throughout neighborhoods and communities.
In 2015, the Broward County Chapter 4 Animal Care Ordinance was amended to allow for Community Cat Management Programs. The goal is to reduce the overpopulation of Community Cats within Broward County through two sterlization programs:

  • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
  • Return to Field (RTF)

For more information or questions about Community Cat Programs, please e-mail



Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), Community Cats are humanely trapped by residents; sterilized; vaccinated for rabies; ear-notched and then returned to the neighborhood in which they were found.

PLEASE NOTE:  Broward County Animal Care DOES NOT come out and trap the cats for you.  
Animal Care is proud to partner with many veterinary clinics to provide TNR services for Community Cats. Residents who need assistance with Community Cats, including trapping and sterilization services may contact:

Animal Aid
571 NE 44th St.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Animal Medical Center & Bird Clinic of Hollywood
521 N. Federal Highway
Hollywood, FL 33020
Cats Exclusive
6350 W. Atlantic Blvd
Margate, FL 33063
Emerald Hills Animal Hospital 
3399 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Humane Society of Broward County
Portable SPAY/NEUTER Unit
Pet Doctor of Davie
5183 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33328
Stray Aid and Rescue
3870 Powerline Road (at Florida Humane Society)
Pompano Beach, Florida 33073
Pet Express Animal Hospital
4200 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33328
Project PetSnip
Clinic locations (3):
1874 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
13345 SW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33176
1250 N. Flagler Ave., Homestead, FL 33030



Return-to-Field (RTF) ensures that all healthy Community Cats who enter our Adoption Center will be sterilized, vaccinated for rabies and placed back into the neighborhoods in which they were found.
Socialized adult cats who are healthy will be spayed/neutered and then placed into Adoption.
Returning sterilized cats helps keep new cats from entering a community and helps to reduce nuisance bahaviors. The program's goal is to reduce the number of outdoor cats over time through sterilization.
Residents who wish to deter cats from their property or yard may incorporate some simple solutions to common cat problems.