How we work

Community Cat Coalition’s Core Values

Respect, Kindness, Fairness, Professionalism – CCC believes that the management or treatment of any species should be based on these principles.

Evidence-based – CCC believes that all its decisions and actions should be defensible on the basis of sound ecological, veterinary, animal wellbeing, and best-practice operational evidence and understandings. 

Collaboration – CCC believes that effective and sustainable humane cat management is optimised when a high level of collaboration and mutual support can be established and maintained between stakeholders.

Community Cat Coalition’s Core Activities

CCC members respond to requests for help from the public in regards to community cats in need of de-sexing. 

We help primarily by trapping, neutering and returning cats to their community where they were trapped. This stops unmanageable numbers of kittens being produced and improves the health and welfare of the cats.

We tame and rehome when this is possible.

We rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Auckland.

We manage and care for de-sexed colony cats by providing food,  shelter and veterinary care as required.

We raise awareness around the importance of de-sexing both pet and community cats.

Why do we Ear Tip?

These cats have been “ear-tipped” or “notched.

All TNR’d cats are ear-tipped before being returned to their communities. This is a surgical alteration showing you that free-living cat has been spayed/neutered. Its part of “TNR” which means “Trap,” “Spay/neutered,” “Return”.

The ear-tip is an internationally recognised sign that this cat has been de-sexed, and should not be re-trapped or brought to a shelter unless sick or injured’

Studies have shown by just being there, they prevent other cats from moving into the area. And, because they have been de-sexed they will never have litters of kittens.