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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:


(866) 262-8133

Supporting community efforts to humanely reduce the population of community cats in NYC and Long Island through the practice of TNR.

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

For colonies in Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Manhattan contact

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

Town of Hempstead TNR Program

(516) 785-5220

The Town of Hempstead TNR Program will accept drop-offs for TNR surgeries for cats trapped within the Town of Hempstead as per the following schedule:

  • Sunday: Drop-offs will be accepted between 2 PM and 4 PM for Monday surgeries (except for the day before a Monday holiday).

  • Monday through Thursday: Drop-offs accepted between 7–8 AM and 2–4 PM for next day surgeries.

  • Friday: Drop-offs will be accepted between 7–8 a.m. for same-day surgeries.

Appointments are not required. Please wear a mask upon entry to the front lobby.

After the surgery is completed, the shelter will reach out and schedule a time for pickup. The feline will be placed directly in the vehicle. The shelter will continue to rent traps.

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. 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 AM–4 PM. 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. 

Trap-Neuter-Return Training Workshops

Becoming TNR certified is a purrfect way to find amazing kitty resources. It’s free and easy. 

Neighborhood Cats

2472 Broadway, No. 321

New York, NY 10025

(212) 662-5761

NYC Feral Cat Initiative

244 Fifth Avenue, Suite R290

New York, NY 10001

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