Operation Catnip!
Trap/Neuter/Return of Feral and Abandoned Cats

Working with community partners, our mission is to reduce the suffering of and control the population of feral and abandoned cats in our community by providing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) and preventative educational services within the City of Peterborough.

We started trapping in April of 2013 and Operation Catnip! has provided TNR to over 875 cats (225 colonies) as of March 2019.  We also provide winter shelters which are constructed by two volunteers.  They made 44 bin shelters in 2017–36 of which are being used and 19 of which were sponsored by generous donors for colonies in need.  Please visit our donation page to learn about our Sponsor a Cat program too.

Along with the help of great caregivers, we are making a difference in the lives of these cats and our community!

Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates on all things Operation Catnip!

Thank you to our sponsors:


Thank you to our supporters…


including Kooky Kat Catnip Company that provides us with organic catnip for our toys.


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8 Responses to Home

  1. Patricia Levert Thorne. says:

    I lost my cat March 5th. Her name is Penny. I would like to help you trap cats in my neighborhood. 72 kawartha heights and cherry hill area. We ate familiar with your organization and would like to help curb the kitty population here. We feel responsible since we did caught three feral kitties last yearon our own and we’re only able to neuter one of the 3. PENNY the one we lost was in heat and she will add to that population if she doesn’t expire from other factors.


  2. Courtney says:

    Hey, I’m super interested in what you guys do. If you need any help let me know!


    • opcattnr says:

      Hi Courtney, we are always looking for volunteers to help with trapping and driving cats to vet clinics. Please give our information line a call: 705 760-9055. Thanks for your interest. – Monique


  3. Den says:

    In the Spring you helped us spay a cat (Patches) living in my mom’s garage. The cat was very nervous and we were not sure if she was feral. We were lucky enough to find her an owner who would be patient with her. Over a couple of weeks she came out of hiding and in a couple of months she grew confident. Now she sits and sleeps with her owner and doesn’t run when company comes over. The cat was named Life of Riley, which I just love. Thanks.


  4. alex says:

    i would like to know how three of the cats you fixed ended up on my door step north of havelock they have one ear sniped was told that that’s how they are marked


    • Hi Alex, sorry for not responding sooner. We don’t get a lot of traffic on the website and so I don’t check messages frequently. Are the cats still hanging around your home? If so, if you could give me the name of your street/road, I can take your inquiry to our trapping co-ordinator. – Monique


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