CATsNIP (Cats Altered Through Spay Neuter Island Program) is WAIF’s Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program that helps reduce the feral and free-roaming cat population on Whidbey Island. With generous donations from the community, WAIF is able to provide FREE spay/neuter surgeries once a month for feral and unowned free-roaming cats humanely trapped in WAIF Tomahawk traps. Appointments are required to schedule spay/neuter surgeries. Surgeries take place at WAIF’s Spay/Neuter Clinic, located at 60 Rhododendron Park Road, Coupeville.

You can use WAIF Tomahawk traps with a $50 refundable cash deposit. If you have your own trap, WAIF must pre-approve the use of your trap prior to scheduling surgery.

To learn more, please call WAIF’s front desk at (360) 678-8900 ext. 1100.

2024 Upcoming Surgery Dates (Saturdays). Dates may change.

  • March 16th (full)
  • April 20th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th
  • July 20th
  • August 17th
  • September 14th
  • October 19th
  • November 16th

Click here for instructions on how trap feral & free-roaming cats.

Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions about TNR.