Ensuring that the cat(s) are of sufficient age and health to thrive outdoors
Minimum weight for the program is two (2) pounds
Efforts will be made to place kittens under eight (8) weeks old in a foster environment
Preventing or mitigating nuisances to citizens
If the cat(s) have an unknown intake area, it is not eligible for return
If the cat(s) are being returned to an area, we must have reliable information on where the cat lived and then be returned to its outdoor home only.
Behavior will not be factored into decision to return due to unpredictability of behavior in a trap/shelter setting
Cat(s) that are eligible to participate in the pilot program may be trapped by a community member and either brought to the shelter by that community member or picked-up by FBCAS
Humane traps are available for rental from FBCAS for a $100 check refundable when you return the trap in the same condition it was rented
All cats that participate in the program will be kept at the shelter for 24 hours prior to being returned to their outdoor home
All cat(s) that are trapped must be trapped in a humane fashion and according to protocol.
Community members will turn in the cat(s) to FBCAS with the express understanding that the cat(s) will be sterilized, receive a rabies vaccination, be ear-tipped and returned to its outdoor home either by the trapper or designated transporter