Services and Programs

Trap-Neuter-Return Services

feral3Using the nationally recognized program Trap Neuter Return (TNR), the cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and receive a small ear tip to identify them as altered.

Wild at Heart wishes that we could assist everyone with the trapping of the cats, but it is just not possible. There are too many cats and too few volunteers. What we can do is provide you, the caregiver, with all the tools and information to assist you in helping these cats.

  • Humane traps –
    Wild at Heart loans out humane traps at no charge. There is a $60 deposit (cash or check) on each trap that is borrowed. The deposit is fully refunded once the trap has been returned. The traps can be picked up seven days a week by appointment.
  • Spay/neuter services
    Wild at Heart provides spay/neuter vouchers that can be redeemed at participating veterinary clinics. These vouchers cost the caregiver $10 each. While the cats are under anesthesia, they will also receive a rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccine. This is included in the price of the voucher. In addition, the tip of their left ear will be removed to identify these cats as having been spayed/neutered. If a caregiver would like a cat to be tested for feline leukemia or FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) there is an additional fee of $40 to be paid to the clinic at the time of drop off.Spay/neuter appointments can be made by contacting the HSBV Veterinary Clinic at (303) 442 -4030, extension 680. Feral cat surgeries are performed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. They must be dropped of at the clinic between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and picked up between 3:30-4:30 p.m. the same day.
  • Cat Food
    Wild at Heart works with HSBV to provide caretakers with donated food from their food pantry when available.
  • Shelters
    Cat shelters can be as simple or fancy as you want. Check out our Resources page for ideas. Wild at Heart often has materials and simple shelters that caregivers can use.

Outreach/Education
Wild at Heart believes that educating the community about feral cats is the best way to help these cats. There is a lot of misinformation about feral cats that has been spread through the years. The goal of our Outreach/Education Program is to give people accurate information about feral cats and show how TNR can improve the lives of these cats and better the communities they live in.