Trap-Neuter-Return Assistance

Most towns on Long Island have vibrant and successful TNR programs in place to assist residents with TNR requests. Should you be in need of assistance, your first step would be to contact your Town or Village. As HUG is located in Nassau County, New York, contact information below is for our immediate area:

New York City (5 Boroughs)

Feral Cat Initiative

(212) 330-0033

If you live in NYC you may also call 311.

Town of Glen Cove

Cove Animal Rescue

(516) 676-5913

The City of Glen Cove has approved funding for a TNR program. The shelter can provide traps to catch feral cats for scheduled neutering days, but note that the feral cats will not be allowed to stay at the shelter. They will be returned and released to the location where found.


Town of Hempstead

(516) 489-5000

TNR surgeries at the Animal Shelter will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No appointment is required; walk-ins are welcome. A limited number of surgeries will also be scheduled on Mondays and Fridays by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (516) 785-5220, extension 4630 or contact Town residents may bring in up to five (5) feral cats for free spay/neuter at each visit, with each cat being in its own trap. 

Town of Huntington Cat Shelter

(631) 651-9788

The Town of Huntington Cat Shelter is located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, NY. Huntington Cat Shelter is committed to controlling the colony size and overpopulation of feral cats. Residents of the Town of Huntington are eligible for certificates for free spay and neuter of feral cats. 


Town of North Hempstead

(516) 869-6311

TONH has a free Trap-Neuter-Return program for its residents. To summarize, humane traps are lent to residents who bring the cats in on a designated date to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ear-tipped. Residents pick up the cat(s) after surgery and return them to their original colony after holding them for a small recuperation period. Currently, Spay/Neuter Clinics are scheduled once a month. The TONH also has a contract with a certified humane trapper for those requiring assistance. If you need assistance with feral cats in your neighborhood, please call (516) 869-6311 and fill out a service request. Someone from the Feral Cat Program will contact you. 

Town of Oyster Bay

(516) 677-5784

The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter, which is located at 150 Miller Place, Syosset, NY, is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In an effort to control the population and health of feral cats within the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town recently installed its own Trap-Neuter-Return Surgical Facility.