Trap, Neuter, Return – TNR

Community Cat Spay/Neuter Services (TNR):

During this time we ask that if you see a cat outside that you leave the cat where it is unless they are injured. If they are injured please call 311. Local vets and shelters are shut down or not allowing intake unless an animal is injured. Thank you for doing your part.

Our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program addresses the needs of community cats living on the streets of Minneapolis/St Paul through spay/neuter. Our program aims to reduce the suffering and overpopulation of community cats in a safe and humane way, as well as reducing the euthansia of “unadoptable” cats in local shelters. To date PPR has spayed/neutered over 900 Twin Cities community cats, with a goal of making Minneapolis a no-kill city in 2020!

For questions about our TNR program email PPR at

*To register as a Minneapolis cat colony caregiver, and assist PPR in our TNR efforts, please complete the application below (scroll to bottom of page). PPR’s funding limits us to assist with Minneapolis community cat colonies only – if you live outside of the Minneapolis limits you can get TNR support at no cost through AHS.

How can you help?

Apply to volunteer on our Trap-Neuter-Return team!

Apply (below) to become a colony caregiver for community cats in your neighborhood.

Donate to support our TNR project, and stop the cycle of cats being born to the streets! The average cost for one community cat is $65 – covering spay/neuter, rabies vaccines, and microchip.

Learn more about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)

Learn more about why spaying and neutering your pet will benefit you and your pet!

Twin Cities Spay & Neuter Services for Owned Animals:

MN SNAP (MN Spay/Neuter Assistance Program) and Kindest Cut offers discounted rates for pet owners in need of spay/neuter and vetting services.

Caregiver Application