Trap Dat Cat is an all volunteer group that works together to help the community cats of New Orleans, Louisiana. While we have all worked as volunteers in different aspects of rescue and with different organizations for many years, we founded Trap Dat Cat, Inc. in April of 2020, when Covid-19 severely limited resources for community cats. As a group, we were able to streamline fundraising and partner with local shelters and veterinarians to provide low cost spay and neuter services and to secure medical care for cats in need. To limit overhead costs, we have no paid employees, no offices, work out of our homes, and all donate our time, money, and resources to continue the work we love. Through fundraising and the generosity of donors, we have been able to help numerous cats, trapping an average of about 50 cats a week.
Kittens we find in the field during TNR that are unable to be returned are placed into foster homes until they are socialized, vetted, and placed for adoption. We subscribe to the #FullCircleTNR method of kitten rescue, assuring our team locates and sterilizes the mother cat and the colony where kittens are found. This ends the cycle of reproduction that leads to more kittens being born on the streets, creating a more lasting impact and long term solution than simply rescuing kitten after kitten.
We are currently in the process of obtaining 501c3 nonprofit status.
Our website has a formal adoption application and describes the process: https://www.trapdatcat.org/adoption-resources
Please note: we generally only consider applications from potential adopters who live within 200 miles of New Orleans.