Helping People Help Cats

Cat Network is a non-profit cat advocacy organization dedicated to the care and welfare of feral stray cats, also known as community cats, of the greater Stanislaus County Area. We are local experts on the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method of cat population control and care of outdoor cats.

We offer spay neuter vouchers for  stray and feral cats, information and training on how to do TNR, trap loans and educational outreach. Cats are accepted for surgery by appointment ONLY. All customers are asked to read our Humane Trapping Instructions and Spay Day Instruction prior to coming in.

Every month Cat Network of Stanislaus facilitates 30-50 cat surgeries. This accomplishment is made possible through our community who supports us through donations and participation in fundraisers. To be added to our email list, send us a note to

You can also follow us on Instagram at "stancatnetwork".


To make an online donation, click here:

2018 Firefighters & Felines Fundraiser Calendar

Now available via Paypal!

$10 FROM EACH CALENDAR WILL BE DONATED TO aLLEY CAT ALLIES UNTIL JANUARY 31st to support cats affected by the thomas fire in so California

Suggested donation are as follows (incl $6 shipping and handling fee): 
1 calendar:  CLEARANCE $16 (regular $26)

2 calendars: CLEARANCE $26 (regular $46)

3 calendars: $ CLEARANCE $37 (regular $67)


Or send a check to: CNOS, PO Box 3649, Modesto, CA 95352
Also we do not save credit card information on Paypal. 
Don't forget to leave an address! 

Calendars can also be picked up at the following locations (call for business hours):

Caldrons Pets Choice, 3507 Tully Ave, 209-522-7387

McHenry Museum, 1402 I St, 209-577-5235


Donations gratefully accepted by mail to: PO Box 3649, Modesto CA 95352 Tax ID 36-4787006

Cats for adoption


We have a very small adoption program, but we do not currently accept cats from the public. If you would like to see our adoptable cats,

click here




For more instructions and guidelines, look below for the area on which you want know more.


Cat Network Humane Trapping Guidelines

1.  Establish a feeding routine.  Feed the kitties in the same place at the same time every day.

2.  Make an appointment with Cat Network for the number of kitties you hope to trap at one time, and arrange to borrow traps ($60 cash refundable deposit per trap.)  Call 735-0604 or email .

3.  If your appointment is for a  for example Wednesday, feed the cats a light meal the Monday evening before, then remove all the food.

4.  On the day before surgery, at regular feeding time set the trap(s.)  Line the trap with newspaper folded in half lengthwise and put tuna or smelly canned cat food on a small folded section of newspaper at the back of the trap.  Put a trail of very small food bits and juices on the newspaper from the front of the trap towards the back.  Move away from the area but stay close by where you can see, or at least hear, when the trap has been sprung.  Don't stay so close that you may scare the cats, and stay quiet while the cats investigate the trap.  Never leave any set trap unattended.

5.  Immediately after a cat has been caught in the trap quietly approach and cover the trap with a large towel or similar cover large enough to cover the whole trap.  Cats usually panic when caught and can seriously injure themselves.  Give the cat a few moments to calm down, then move the covered trap to a safe, quiet location indoors.  You can protect your floors with plastic, newspapers, old towels or bath rugs.  Never try to touch a trapped cat.

6.  If you do not catch any cats, or catch fewer than intended, by 9pm the night before the clinic, call 735-0604 and let us know.  We can give that appointment to someone else, and we will call you to schedule another appointment and give you more trapping tips.

7.  On day of surgery, transport the covered, trapped cats to the clinic.  Do not transport in the trunk of your car if there is no air flow.  If you transport in the bed of a pick-up truck you will need an additional blanket tied down over the traps and secured to the truck.   If the bed of the truck is hot also cover it with a towels, blankets, or rugs before putting the trapped cats in it.   Never leave the trapped cats in a hot vehicle, not even for one minute.   

8.  The clinic staff will call you to tell you when your cat(s) is ready to be picked up.  Your pick-up time could be as early as 1 pm.  If you do not receive a call by 4 pm, call the clinic at and ask when your cat(s) can be picked up.  Take the cat(s) home to the same quiet, safe, indoor location to recover from surgery.   Do not run errands with trapped cats in your vehicle.

9.  The next morning or afternoon, release the cat(s) exactly where they were trapped.  Do not hold any cat longer than 24 hours unless there are complications and a vet has told you to do so.  Cats are happiest when they get back to their routines and familiar territories.

>^.^<  You have now done TNR !