Stray/Feral Cats & Kittens

Contra Costa Animal Services offers free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips to local trappers and citizens who bring stray and feral cats and kittens (community cats) to CCAS that will later be returned to the community they came from. CCAS’ Community Cat Program is focused on empowering residents to address pet overpopulation in their neighborhoods, while also ensuring the public health and safety of the people and animals in their community. 


We will also provide traps to help community members trap stray and feral cats and kittens in their community to be delivered to CCAS so that they can be altered.   


To learn more about CCAS’ Community Cat Program, please call: 925-608-8425

A feral cat is not socialized to people and survives on its own outdoors, while a stray cat has been socialized at some point but has either lost or left its indoor home. The following resources will provide you with helpful information and guidance about how to coexist with the outdoor cats in your community.

General Information

Stray Feral Cat Do's and Don't's

Finding Motherless Kittens

Cat Deterrents

Spay/Neuter, Community Cats

Contra Costa County Spay/Neuter Resources for Cats

CCAS/SNIP Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic - the SNIP program provides low cost spay & neuter services for feral, and homeless cats in Contra Costa County. This link will take you to a schedule of upcoming clinic dates. 

Community Cat Program Information


A Guide to TNR and Cat Colony Care

Trapping Instructions

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