Who we are... Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997, Operation Catnip is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to reducing feral and free-roaming unowned cat populations through sterilization.
Most feral cats are acclimated to their outdoor lifestyle and would not adjust well to an indoor home. More importantly there are not enough homes available due to the over-population from a lack of sterilization. Feral cats make up a large portion of the cats killed at animal shelters.
The plight of feral and free-roaming unowned cats has captured the hearts of animal lovers for many years, but only within the last two decades has a non-lethal option for their control become more widely available. Called “trap-neuter- return” or TNR, this humane alternative involves trapping, sterilizing, vaccinating, ear-tipping and re- turning the cats to their colonies where they are looked after by their caretakers.
Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization that operates a high-volume, no-charge clinic where feral and free-roaming unowned cats are spayed/ neutered and vaccinated.