Humane Trapping

Alley Cat Allies is an expert on the subject of feral cats and any concerns you might have will probably be answered through their website . Please be aware that the majority of shelters in our area, even those that are "low kill" and mainly non-profit will kill feral cats because they are not considered "adoptable." KittyStar Services for Cats is in business to assist with humanely trapping a cat or a colony to transport to a veterinarian for sterilization or necessary medical treatment, not "euthanasia." Because the travel time involved, number of cats, and other factors vary, fees also vary. You may also rent humane traps from KittyStar at low cost. Humane traps are also ideal for lost cats who are remaining close by but refusing to come out from their hiding area. A $200 per trap deposit, which is fully refundable once the trap is returned in good condition, will be collected. Diane offers a complimentary phone consultation to help you decide on the best plan of action for your cat colony.

Your willingness to help the cats and continue to care for the cats is appreciated! If you would like to accomplish trap/neuter/return yourself The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project is an excellent resource in the Puget Sound area. The Project is a non-profit organization providing no or low-cost clinics on specific days; you must make reservations prior to trapping. If you think a female cat may be pregnant or her last litter is over two months old, please don't delay!

If your kitty is lost, please check out This website offers expert advice on how to search for a lost cat, as well as professional services with their tracking canines available for hire. Be prudent when hiring a search and rescue tracker dog; sadly there are fraudulent, unqualified individuals looking to take advantage of desperate pet guardians. One company that I personally recommend is Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue

"Diane and I have worked together for a couple of years on companion animal issues both at PAWS and through the Feral Cat Spay Neuter Coalition. Diane not only has a genuine personal love and concern for cats, but she is extremely knowledgeable about their behavior and social needs as well as being very competent in her ability to care for them."

— Jennifer Hillman


"Diane loves cats so much that she offers a negotiable price on feral cat trapping. I don't know anyone else who is willing to do this. She is an excellent cat trapper and offers the most humane and comforting help to the feral cats. She helped me in a situation when I had no where else to turn. It is a tremendously satisfying feeling to finally get the ferals fixed and re-released. Her advice is invaluable as well."

—Eileen Weintraub

More Information About Strays and Trapping:
Assistance with Stray and Abandoned Cats
If You are Feeding Tame Cats