Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

Program Details

As part of our effort to improve the lives of and reduce the numbers of feral cats in this community, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County offers responsible colony caretakers the opportunity to participate in TNR.

Only unowned feral cats and “barn cats” are eligible for the program. The Humane Society of Sheboygan County does not perform sterilizations through TNR for cats intended to be kept as pets.

Every cat must arrive in a live trap, regardless of temperament. The live trap needs to be large enough for an adult raccoon and there must be only one cat per trap. If you do not have traps, you are able to rent them through HSSC.


$35 per cat in Sheboygan County

$45 per cat outside of Sheboygan County

Cost Includes:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Distemper Combo Vaccine
  • Deworming
  • Ear Tip (mandatory)

Additional donations are always welcome and enable the continued successful operation of the program. Thank you for keeping your cat colonies spayed and neutered!

Steps for TNR

  1. Fill out the full application by clicking the button below. Incomplete applications will delay your acceptance into the program.
  2. Once your application has been received you will be contacted by an HSSC representative to schedule an appointment.
  3. On the day of your scheduled appointment, drop cats off in covered live traps at our Admissions door between 8 and 8:30 a.m.
  4. A pick up time between 2 and 4 p.m. will be set when you drop off; payment is due at the time of pick up.
  5. Keep cat(s) securely confined overnight to ensure the anesthesia is completely worn off by the time of their release.
Pre-Surgery Instructions
  • Cats/dogs over 4 months old: Do NOT feed after 10:00pm the night before surgery (limited water intake is OK) no food or water the day of surgery.
  • Kittens/puppies under 4 months old: DO NOT withhold food or water prior to surgery.
  • Dogs must arrive with a collar and on leash (no retractable leashes). Cats and rabbits must be in a carrier.
  • Pets must be dropped off between 8:00am – 8:30am the day of surgery at the Admissions Department. (South side of the building near garage, door is labeled)
Important Notices

*The Following animals and conditions are excluded from the SNAP program:

  • Any animal that is actively showing signs of illness
  • Any animal that is revealed to have a health condition during their pre-surgery exam (example: heart murmur)
  • Any animal over 7 years of age
  • Any animal that is deemed to be obese
  • Any animal weighing over 100lbs or under 2lbs
  • Any female that has given birth within the previous 6 weeks
  • Animals that are too fearful or aggressive to be handled safely.


  • We will spay female animals that are “in heat” at the time of surgery, but they are at a higher surgical risk for bleeding during surgery and post-operatively. It is strongly recommended that you reschedule the surgery for 4-6 weeks post-cycle.
  • SNAP is not a feral or barn cat program. If you have feral or barn cats to be spayed or neutered, please utilize a TNR / Return to Field application.
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. HSSC accepts cash and credit/debit cards only – NO personal checks. If you do not show up for your appointment at the scheduled time, you will forfeit the fees you paid. In the case of a shelter emergency, severe weather, or staff illness, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment.
  • You MUST drop off and pick up your pet at the times scheduled. Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not drop off your pet during the allotted time. Boarding fees will be charged if you do not pick up your pet on time.
  • City of Sheboygan residents: You are required, by law to have your dog or cat licensed with the city. If your pet is not currently licensed, HSSC can assist you with licensure for an additional cost.
  • Applicants must supply all vaccination records for their pet, including licensing information, if current prior to service.
  • Our on-staff veterinarian performs the SNAP surgeries. No other surgical or medical services other than what is listed will be provided under the SNAP program. For follow-up preventive care or for services other than spay/neuter, please contact your primary veterinarian.
  • Animals brought in for surgery that have fleas will be charged $12.00 for flea treatment, plus an additional $12.00 for every other SNAP animal also on the schedule that day.
  • All spays/neuters will have a small tattoo placed near their incision to mark that they have been sterilized.
  • You are welcome to call to check up on your pet, but visits are not allowed.
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