Toronto Animal Services is a member of the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition, a group of eight organizations with a mandate to:
  • Help reduce feral cat overpopulation in Toronto via TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and accessible spay/neuter clinics in a coordinated manner.
  • Educate and build awareness among cat owners and caregivers about the many resources available for TNR and colony management in Toronto.
  • Advocate with politicians and support the ongoing welfare of Toronto’s colonies.

The goal of feral cat sterilization is to:

  • Improve the quality of life for feral cats in colonies
  • Reduce the number of feral cats euthanized in our animal centres
  • Eventually reduce or eliminate feral cat colonies through attrition

Who is involved in the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition?

Toronto Animal Services:

  • offers spay/neuter clinic for feral cats
  • shares available education materials on feral cats and TNR approach

Toronto Humane Society

11 River Street, 416-392-2273

  • Offer spay/neuter clinic for feral cats, rescue groups, and publicly-owned animals
  • Rent traps to rescue groups
  • Food donations during Toronto Street Cat shelter builds

York Region OSPCA

16586 Woodbine Avenue, Newmarket, 905-898-7122

  • Provide the public with information on available resources for feral cats
  • Disseminate best practices to public/media

Animal Alliance of Canada

101-221 Broadview Ave, 416-462-9541

  • Political advocacy around a broad range of animal service issues
  • Networking
  • Provide education resources, and direct the public to appropriate TNR resources

Community Cats Toronto

  • Offer TNR Colony Management Workshop for colony caretakers
  • Share extensive website with information/resources on feral cats
  • Survey of cat colonies in Toronto (colony, registration database)
  • Manage Yahoo Group for colony caretakers

Toronto Cat Rescue


  • Provide public education
  • Provide support to caretakers through training and advice
  • Manage the Toronto Feral Cat Recovery Centre
  • Lend out traps
  • Provide feral cat shelters for $15.00
  • Provide space for feral cats to recover from surgery

Annex Cat Rescue


  • Manage teams of feral cat feeders in well managed feral colonies
  • Focus in the downtown area (e.g. Danforth/Kensington)
  • Provide support to caretakers through training and advice

Toronto Street Cats

  • Offer spay/neuter clinics for feral cats
  • Build, sell and distribute shelters for feral cats
  • Source and distribute cat food
  • Increase public awareness about homeless cats