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

info@NYCFeralCat.org

If you live in NYC you may also call 311.

The Toby Project

(212) 799-1120

If you are experienced in TNR and would like to partner with us, please contact one of our feral coordinators:​

For colonies in Bronx and Queens contact tobyrescue@yahoo.com.

For colonies in Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Manhattan contact petden19@verizon.net.

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

Central Veterinary Associates

516-218-6023 (Press 3)
CVATNR@gmail.com

The Town of Hempstead stopped their 5-day free TNR program due to COVID. We are really sorry to report that it’s not going to begin again. Effective September 1, 2020, Central Veterinary Associates in Valley Stream will begin accepting feral cats for TNR on behalf of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

Town of Huntington

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

Town of North Hempstead TNR Program

(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

Town of Oyster Bay TNR Program

(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. 

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