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Community Cat Program

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The City of Port St. Lucie’s Community Cat Program is designed to reduce the number of cats being taken to local shelters where their outcome is uncertain. Community cats are defined as free roaming cats that live outdoors within the community and are provided care by residents in that area. Some may have been born in the wild while others may have been lost or abandoned. Through a method called Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return (TNVR), community cats are humanely trapped, sterilized, vaccinated and returned to the location they were captured.  Each cat is microchipped and ear-notched for identification purposes. The practice of TNVR is designed to assist in the protection of the public health, reduce shelter euthanasia, preserve scarce shelter resources, and solve the stray cat overpopulation problem in the City.

If there are stray cats in your neighborhood that need sterilization surgery, you can participate in our Community Cat Program by contacting one of these groups for more information.

If you are having problems with community cats coming onto your property, try these sites or contact for solutions.

The City of Port St. Lucie is committed to the humane treatment of animals and has suspended its stray cat trapping program and replaced it with TNVR. For any questions on the program, please call the Animal Control Division at 772-871-5042.