TNR Wake

Registry & Resources

Wake County, NC Trap-Neuter-Release

TNR Wake is made up of a coalition of animal rescue groups and shelters that came together in 2009 to make a difference in the lives of community and feral cats in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Through the efforts of this group, many caring citizens and the Wake County Board of Commissioners, Wake County adopted a feral-friendly Animal Control ordinance in 2012. This ordinance makes it possible for animal-loving citizens, cat colony caretakers, rescue groups, and the Wake County Animal Center to work together to save lives and improve conditions for feral cats. Please click here to read the entire ordinance.

The purpose of this site is to provide information on local TNR resources and to enable cat caretakers to register their colonies. By registering your colony, it will be possible for you to more easily reclaim your cars if they are trapped and brought to the Wake County Animal Center.

The members of TNR Wake are: Alley Cats and Angels, Cat Angels Pet Adoptions, Paw Prints Animal Rescue, Operation Catnip, SAFE Haven for Cats and the SAFE Care Spay/Neuter Clinic, Shirley's Animal Ministry, SPCA of Wake County, and Wake Voice for Animals. Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy group for feral cats, also assisted in this effort.

To learn more about how you can participate in TNR for community cats in your neighborhood, please read our FAQ or contact the Community Cat Helpline.