advoCATS has been around since March 17, 1999 and as of May 2016, we have spayed and neutered 18,106 cats!!
Donations are appreciated but we DO NOT CHARGE at our spay/neuter clinic for feral cats !! Spread the word, tell your friends and neighbors.
Wow! at the AdvoCATS Hawaii feral cat spay/neuter clinics over the last 3 months - 553 cats sterilized -- Thank you Dr. April Campbell!!!
We have upcoming clinics! Check out our news page...
advoCATS identifies feral cat colonies with the help and information provided by members and other concerned individuals and uses a Trap-Neuter-Return Program to control over-population as well as to maintain good health among the colonies. Once trapped, the cat is transported to a local veterinary hospital or a spay/neuter clinic event. He/she is neutered, ear tipped (R-female/L-male), vaccinated against FVRCP, and treated with Revolution. After recuperation from surgery, the cats are returned to their colonies where the advoCATS volunteer monitors their recovery.
While we are happy to assist you with TNR-ing cats in your neighborhood, we CANNOT and WILL NOT remove cats permanently from your neighborhood that may be spraying and/or making noise while mating. We must RETURN any trapped cats that have been neutered or spayed to the location where they were trapped. It is our experience that objectionable behaviors very often disappear after cats are spayed or neutered.
Donations of time, money and cat food and equipment are an integral part to the success of advoCATS and its mission.
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AdvoCATS, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of Hawaii Islands's homeless cat population. We support the Trap-Neuter-Return "TNR" program as the humane way to reduce the number of unwanted cats and prevent the spread of feline diseases. Read more about TNR
Helping Hawaii's homeless felines since 1999
Each day hundreds of feral kittens are born on the Hawaiian Islands. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all these animals.
Feral kittens are born into a harsh environment. The Kona side of the island has no source of fresh water, no rivers, no streams. Many do not survive.
Innocent, healthy kittens do not deserve to suffer and die needlessly. They should never have been born, though it is no fault of their own. Trap-Neuter-Return is the only answer to the endless tragedy of feline overpopulation and disease.