Trap, Neuter and Return Grant Program

Chandler’s Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) for Feral Cats Grant Program provides funding of up to $1,000 to registered neighborhoods within the City. The TNR for Feral Cats Grant Program empowers resident leaders, promotes resident participation and improves the quality of life in Chandler neighborhoods. The grant is designed to assist in reducing the overpopulation of feral cat colonies in Chandler through education and neighborhood enhancement.

Registered Neighborhoods may apply for the grant more than one time as long as at 12 months have elapsed from the last grant award. The number of grants awarded is subject to available program funding. The grants are intended to spur small grassroots community efforts and help improve the quality of life of each neighborhood through resident involvement. It is an opportunity for residents to learn the value of community and how neighborhood partnerships can be effectively invested to support strong and stable neighborhoods.

TNR Grant Application


Under the TNR for Feral Cats Grant Program, the City may provide a grant award not to exceed $1,000 for a neighborhood to implement TNR for Feral Cats to assist in the overpopulation of feral cat colonies. No grant funds shall be paid out by the City toward this activity to any applicants.

This grant is made possible by the collaborative work of the Animal Defense League of Arizona and the City of Chandler. Therefore, all TNR activity must be handled through the Animal Defense League of Arizona and billed through their organization.

To be considered for this grant, an applicant shall comply with the following application requirements:

  1. The neighborhood leader/applicant shall be an individual representing the neighborhood as a leader acting for and on behalf of the neighborhood applying for this grant.
  2. Grant Supporters must reside in the neighborhood, applying for the grant.
  3. The neighborhood represented by the neighborhood leader must be a Registered Neighborhood with the City of Chandler Neighborhood Programs Division.

Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Program implementation to assist in a humane way with the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in the neighborhood. City staff highly encourages the applicant to use a portion of the grant to mail notifications to residents surrounding the trapping area as a courtesy and to include educational flyers so residents are aware that cats with their ears clipped have participated in the program.

A cost estimate for printing costs and a mailing can be provided through the Neighborhood Programs Office staff at 480-782-4348.

The grant award is payable to the vendor for the benefit of the neighborhood group only upon completion of the TNR. The TNR must be completed within six months from the award date. The 12-month period is a maximum “time” period; many TNR efforts can and should be completed in a shorter time frame.

If you have any questions regarding the grant application or process, please call the Office of Neighborhood Programs at 480-782-4348. Thank you for your interest in the TNR for Feral Cats Grant Program and in your desire to make a difference in your neighborhood and the community.

Helpful Tips for Creating a TNR Plan of Action

It will be helpful if you can answer the following questions before contacting the ADLA to arrange a TNR effort:

  • Colony Status: (New, Well-Established, Re-opened, New cats/dogs Have Arrived, Unknown)
  • Location: (Description of where dogs/cats are commonly sighted)
  • Type of Property: (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Farm, Etc.)
  • Number of Cats (Estimate)
  • Are there any kittens? (Yes, No, Unknown)
  • Do any of the cats look pregnant? (Yes, No, Unknown)
  • Do any of the cats look injured or sick? (Yes, No, Unknown)
  • Do you feed the cats? (Yes, No) •
  • Does anyone else feed the cats? (Yes, No, Unknown)
  • Is there any additional information they should know?

Call the Animal Defense League of Arizona at 602-265-SPAY (7729) to arrange a TNR event for your neighborhood.

For detailed trapping instructions or TNR information, visit the Animal Defense League of Arizona