Maricopa County Animal Care and Control offers programs to help control the feral cat population. Different from strays, ferals have little or no human contact and struggle to find food and shelter. They are usually not spayed or neutered and reproduce at an alarming rate. The county’s programs are available to businesses, residential properties, homeowner associations, and cities and towns. If you would like more information about the feral cat population, contact the county at (602) 506-PETS or visit http://www.maricopa.gov/Pets/FieldEnforcement/FeralCats.aspx.
- Scottsdale’s Revised Code Chapter 4, Article II, Keeping of Domestic Animals
- Scottsdale’s Revised Code Chapter 18, Article II, Sec. 18-5 Public Nuisances
- Altered Tails - Low cost sterilization for companion pets, preventing further over population. Visit: http://www.alteredtails.org/ or call (602) 943-SPAY.
- AZ Cats - This is the trap, neuter and return (TNR) program that is part of Altered Tails. This donation-based program works directly with people caring for feral cats. Contact: (602) 216-1160.
- The Foundation for Homeless Cats - Education and outreach for group agencies and HOAs. Assists with cat management plans.
Contact: Carla Jewell at www.thefoundationforhomelesscats.org
- Animal Defense League of Arizona - email@example.com
- Alleycats Organization - Deals with humane deterrence and helps cats and people co-exist www.alleycat.org
- Spay/Neuter Hotline: (602) 265-SPAY (7729)
Bothered by feral cat feeders? Mediation is available.
The city’s Mediation Program may be able to help. More information can be found at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/departments/CNR/Mediation.asp.