Feral Cat Program


Pets Lifeline works to humanely control the feral cat population in the Sonoma Valley. The goal is to trap, alter, and release these cats BEFORE they breed. We desperately need to REDUCE the numbers of homeless kittens that come into PLL's shelter throughout the year. There are three ways you can help:


  • DONATE to help fund the critical spay/neutering of these animals.

  • VOLUNTEER to trap feral cats where you live so they can be spayed/neutered.

  • CONTACT US for advice on properly managing a colony.


Once fixed, these feral cats are able to live out their lives under the supervision of a colony caretaker, without adding to the feral cat population.

Feral Cats and Kittens are Everyone's Problem


To report feral cats or to volunteer as a trapper or colony caretaker call us at 707.996.4577.


Feral cats that have already been spayed/neutered have a clipped ear, which is meant to make them easily identifiable. Do not trap feral cats that already have clipped ears.

Pets Lifeline spay/neuters feral cats free of charge, though a donation is encouraged. This is part of our effort to control the feral cat population in Sonoma Valley and reduce the number of stray kittens brought to us.

Pets Lifeline rents out humane traps to help control the feral cat population in Sonoma Valley. A deposit of $50 is required to rent a trap, and this deposit is returned when the trap is brought back to Pets Lifeline. Trapping procedures and guidelines are attached below. Please refer to these when trapping cats for our feral cat program. 

The Feral Cat Colony Report is available for download. You can print, fill out this form, and return it to us so we can assess your situation and decide how we can best work with you.

Download the Feral Cat Colony report by clicking the Adobe Acrobat icon.

Please refer to our humane trapping instructions. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about trapping feral cats.

Pets Lifeline is a non-profit organization dedicated to the animals of the Sonoma Valley, including the feral cat population. We use the TNR (trap, neuter, return) method of feral cat control. Each cat is altered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and ear-tipped for identification purposes.



Mailing Address

PO Box 341
Sonoma, CA 95476

Temporary Location

21045 Broadway

Sonoma, CA 95476

Permanent Location

19686 Eight St. East

Sonoma, CA 95476

Shelter Hours

Shelter staff are onsite 7 days a week, 8:30am-5:00pm. However, due to COVID-19 health concerns, we are only open to the general public by private appointment. For more information, please phone or email us at:
707.996.4577 x106 or info@petslifeline.org.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our Federal tax ID is #94-2851279

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