Community Cats in Osceola County header

What are Community Cats?Feral cat photo

Osceola County’s problem:Osceola County seal.

The solution: TNVR

  • T = Trap – the animal is trapped in its habitatTrapped cat

  • N = Neuter – the animal is altered so that it cannot reproduce

  • V = Vaccinate – rabies & other vaccines are administered

  • R = Return – the animal is returned to its habitat

Click here to read more about how this works.

Proven advantages of spay/neuter:

Photo of hand holding up a card with a check on itJust by spaying and neutering community cats, many of the nuisance behaviors that are so annoying will be abated. Behaviors such as fighting, spraying, and random litters of kittens showing up under your house will be greatly reduced. It takes about 3 months for changes in behavior after spay/neuter to occur. Please give it a little time as the change is not immediate.

Also, cats that are spayed/neutered are less likely to stray far away from their primary food source, reducing interactions with people and the potential for causing problems for citizens.

When a cat cannot go back home…

Career cat on duty

A few years ago, we implemented the Career Cat program.  These outdoor cats are animals that do not tend to like being around people very much. These cats have no desire to be lap cats; they are working felines; career cats who are used to and thrive in an outdoor life.

We have a program that places these hard-working feral cats in situations where they can survive and thrive while helping their owner keep an area free of pests.

Click here to read more about Career Cats, or to request one.

How you can help

  • Please report feral cat colonies to us by calling 407-742-8000 and we can send someone out to investigate. Please understand that we cannot remove the cats immediately and any interaction will have to be scheduled.

  • If you are managing a colony or feeding community cats, please follow the guidelines for doing so. Click the For Feeders button above for details.

  • Volunteer in our Community Cat Program by clicking the link below. Only adulty 18 years or older may participate in this program.

Community Cats Volunteer Information