Any glimpse into the life of an
animal quickens our own and
makes it so much the larger
and better in every way.
- John Muir

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Feral Cats

KCHA is a proud partner of Alley Cat Allies, and was named one of ACA’s Future Five:  Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives. As such, KCHA enacted a Feral Cat Protection Policy, meaning we serve healthy feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). KCHA does not impound feral or “free-roaming” cats for euthanasia or rehoming. If you need assistance with affordable spay and neuter services for feral or free-roaming cats, please call our public spay/neuter clinic Fix Charleston at (304) 342-5660.

In TNR, cats are humanely trapped, spay/neutered, vaccinated against Rabies, ear-tipped for easy identification, and returned to their colony to live out their lives. TNR:

  • Stabilizes the cat population
  • Reduces nuisance, mating-related behaviors such as spraying, yowling, and fighting
  • Prevents unwanted kittens

For more information on TNR, visit