Want to Help a Stray? Call (513) 644-5600

Community cats are cats without owners, and therefore need the community’s help. Together, we can make sure these cats are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. This practice will keep the population from growing larger and ensure healthier lives for all cats.

HELP A STRAY: (513) 644-5600

Community cats are cats without owners, and therefore need the community’s help. Together, we can make sure these cats are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. This practice will keep the population from growing larger and ensure healthier lives for all cats.

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Who's the face of community cats in your neighborhood? Swipe to find out!

Nala

NALA

OF CHEVIOT

Nala is a bit of a clean freak. When she’s not sleeping or eating, you’ll find her grooming her beautiful calico fur. (Check out Nala’s video below.)

Dash

OF NORTHSIDE

DASH

Dash is a little shy around humans, so he dashes into the foliage whenever someone approaches. (Check out Dash’s video below.)

Steel

OF COLLEGE HILL

STEEL

Most days you’ll find Steel lounging under a car in one of his favorite driveways or parking lots. (Check out Steel’s video below.)

Rando

OF NORWOOD

RANDO

Rando is an excellent mouser, often seen pouncing in lawns and hunting underneath sheds in Norwood. (Check out Rando’s video below.)

Nixie

OF GREEN TOWNSHIP

NIXIE

Nixie likes to hang out in the window wells of houses. Her name comes from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a spirit that lived in a well, though she is much nicer!

Notch

OF SAYLER PARK

NOTCH

Notch likes to visit houses along Home City Avenue, hoping for canned food but settling for dry.

Cutie

OF MIAMITOWN

CUTIE PIE

Cutie Pie loves playing hide and seek with the neighborhood kids who feed him and gave him his adorable name.

Chester

OF WESTWOOD

CHESTER

Chester was a bit ornery until he came back to his colony neutered thanks to TNR. Now he is the friendliest cat in Westwood! (Check out Chester’s video below.)

Billy

OF CARTHAGE

BILLY

Billy can often be found deep in thought, enjoying a gentle breeze and a little me-time. (Check out Billy’s video below.)

Dandelion

OF MIDDLETOWN

DANDELION

Dandelion, or “Dandi,” is a good little helper around the greenhouse. She’s a sweet girl who seems to enjoy the flowers just as much as everyone else!

Fluffy

OF GOSHEN

FLUFFY

Fluffy lived with a colony of community cats until his best friend, Sparky, sadly passed away. Now, this senior boy enjoys living with his human caretaker.

Oliver

OF ABERDEEN

OLIVER

Oliver can be seen hanging around High Street or taking a quick catnap wherever he finds a cozy spot.

Ron Weasley

OF CHEVIOT

RON WEASLEY

Ron Weasley is a sweet boy who resides in Cheviot and loves soaking up the sun in neighbors’ mulch beds.

Sparkie

OF NORWOOD

SPARKIE

Sparkie is full of love and so much personality. His tipped ear makes him the coolest cat in the neighborhood.

Calico

OF DELHI

CALICO

Calico is a super-friendly girl who showed up on her human friend’s patio almost 10 years ago. She occasionally comes inside, but doesn’t like to stay too long.

Patchy Cat II

OF DAYTON

PATCHY CAT II

Patchy Cat II is named after another kitty who used to show up to be fed. He’s also nicknamed“Grandpa” because of his meek meow.

Morrfield

OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

MORRFIELD

Morrfield used to be a little scaredy cat before he was TNR’d. Now, he’s a happy barn cat who loves a good head scratch.

Stripes

OF DAYTON

STRIPES

Stripes is a frequent visitor who meows to let his human friends know he’s at the door. He enjoys soft food and porch lounging, but is still a little shy of petting.

Moggy

OF WILMINGTON

MOGGY/MOUSEY

Moggy or Mousey (depending on who you ask) loves stopping by his human friends’ homes for a nice meal or a quick porch nap.

Sammy

OF LATONIA

SAMMY

Sammy of Latonia is a little stunner with gorgeous green eyes.

Sundance & Sundae

OF MAINEVILLE

SUNDANCE & SUNDAE

Meet the duo Sundance and Sundae. They love stopping by to have a quick meal with other kitty friends in Maineville.

Oliver

OF COVEDALE

OLIVER

Oliver loves living outside on the west side. He’s a sweet boy who will only come inside if there’s bad weather.

Jasper

OF BELLEVUE

JASPER

Jasper is a quiet, sweet cat who loves to sneak up and surprise people walking down the sidewalk in Bellevue. Boo!

Orange Boy

OF EAST PRICE HILL

ORANGE BOY

Orange Boy, or “OB” for short, is a handsome guy who clearly isn’t afraid of heights and loves hanging out on top of the garage.

Goose

OF HAMILTON

GOOSE

Goose is an orange tabby who loves hunting field mice. He’s named after the alien cat in Captain Marvel.

Your Neighborhood

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Nominate a community cat from your neighborhood! Send us a photo of the cat, their name (if they have one), and a bit about their personality.

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Who’s the face of community cats in your neighborhood? Swipe to find out!

Nala

Nala is a bit of a clean freak. When she’s not sleeping or eating, you’ll find her grooming her beautiful calico fur. (Check out Nala’s video below.)

NALA

OF CHEVIOT

Dash

Dash is a little shy around humans, so he dashes into the foliage whenever someone approaches.
(Check out Dash’s video below.)

DASH

OF NORTHSIDE

Steel

Most days you’ll find Steel lounging under a car in one of his favorite driveways or parking lots.
(Check out Steel’s video below.)

STEEL

OF COLLEGE HILL

Rando

Rando is an excellent mouser, often seen pouncing in lawns and hunting underneath sheds in Norwood.
(Check out Rando’s video below.)

RANDO

OF NORWOOD

Nixie

Nixie likes to hang out in the window wells of houses. Her name comes from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a spirit that lived in a well, though she is much nicer!

NIXIE

OF GREEN TOWNSHIP

Notch

Notch likes to visit houses along Home City Avenue, hoping for canned food but settling for dry.

NOTCH

OF SAYLER PARK

Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie loves playing hide and seek with the neighborhood kids who feed him and gave him his adorable name.

CUTIE PIE

OF MIAMITOWN

Billy

Billy can often be found deep in thought, enjoying a gentle breeze and a little me-time. (Check out Billy’s video below.)

BILLY

OF CARTHAGE

Dandelion

Dandelion, or “Dandi,” is a good little helper around the greenhouse. She’s a sweet girl who seems to enjoy the flowers just as much as everyone else!

DANDELION

OF MIDDLETOWN

Fluffy

Fluffy lived with a colony of community cats until his best friend, Sparky, sadly passed away. Now, this senior boy enjoys living with his human caretaker.

FLUFFY

OF GOSHEN

Oliver

Oliver can be seen hanging around High Street or taking a quick catnap wherever he finds a cozy spot.

OLIVER

OF ABERDEEN

Ron Weasley

Ron Weasley is a sweet boy who resides in Cheviot and loves soaking up the sun in neighbors’ mulch beds.

RON WEASLEY

OF CHEVIOT

Sparkie

Sparkie is full of love and so much personality. His tipped ear makes him the coolest cat in the neighborhood.

SPARKIE

OF NORWOOD

Calico

Calico is a super-friendly girl who showed up on her human friend’s patio almost 10 years ago. She occasionally comes inside, but doesn’t like to stay too long.

CALICO

OF DELHI

Patchy Cat II

Patchy Cat II is named after another kitty who used to show up to be fed. He’s also nicknamed “Grandpa” because of his meek meow.

PATCHY CAT II

OF DAYTON

Morrfield

Morrfield used to be a little scaredy cat before he was TNR’d. Now, he’s a happy barn cat who loves a good head scratch.

MORRFIELD

OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Stripes

Stripes is a frequent visitor who meows to let his human friends know he’s at the door. He enjoys soft food and porch lounging, but is still a little shy of petting.

STRIPES

OF DAYTON

Moggy

Moggy or Mousey (depending on who you ask) loves stopping by his human friends’ homes for a nice meal or a quick porch nap.

MOGGY/MOUSEY

OF WILMINGTON

Sammy

Sammy of Latonia is a little stunner with gorgeous green eyes.

SAMMY

OF LATONIA

Sundance & Sundae

Meet the duo Sundance and Sundae. They love stopping by to have a quick meal with other kitty friends in Maineville.

SUNDANCE & SUNDAE

OF MAINEVILLE

Oliver

Oliver loves living outside on the west side. He’s a sweet boy who will only come inside if there’s bad weather.

OLIVER

OF COVEDALE

Jasper

Jasper is a quiet, sweet cat who loves to sneak up and surprise people walking down the sidewalk in Bellevue. Boo!

JASPER

OF BELLEVUE

Orange Boy

Orange Boy, or “OB” for short, is a handsome guy who clearly isn’t afraid of heights and loves hanging out on top of the garage.

ORANGE BOY

OF EAST PRICE HILL

Orange Boy

Goose is an orange tabby who loves hunting field mice. He’s named after the alien cat in Captain Marvel.

GOOSE

OF HAMILTON

Nominate

Nominate a community cat from your neighborhood! Send us a photo of the cat, their name (if they have one), and a bit about their personality.

DON’T SEE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

HELP SAVE MORE CATS BY FOSTERING

While most community cats are content living outside, the colder winter months can be harsh. If you are an animal lover, please think about fostering. This selfless act frees up valuable space, so the shelters can take in more cats without homes.

Learn more about fostering ‣

WHAT IS SCOOTER'S SAFARI SQUAD?

Community cats that enter the Trap Neuter Return program (see below) are automatically welcomed into Scooter’s Safari Squad. This means they are living, breathing examples of how outdoor cats can peacefully coexist with humans — in every neighborhood.

WHAT IS TRAP NEUTER RETURN (TNR)?

TNR is the most humane and effective way to control feline overpopulation for community cats. Basically, a volunteer transports a community cat to a clinic for vaccination and spay/neuter. Then, the trapper brings the cat back to its community for a safe reunion with other cats and human friends.

Learn more about TNR ‣

KNOW A COMMUNITY CAT?

If you’d like to nominate a community cat for Scooter’s Safari Squad, please send us a photo of the cat, their name (if they have one) and the neighborhood where they live. For bonus points, tell us something about the cat’s personality. We’ll share your community cat’s photo and story on Facebook and Instagram, and they could become an official ambassador for your neighborhood!

Nominate a cat ‣

SAFARI ADVICE FOR HOOMANS

1. Please leave community kittens where you found them. They may look helpless (and adorable!), but mom is likely out searching for their next meal.

2. If you’re feeding a community cat, please take responsibility and call us for spay/neuter. We’ll make sure your cat friend is spayed or neutered and safely returned.

3. If you see a cat with a tipped ear, the animal has already been spayed or neutered. For more information, please read Scooter’s helpful field guide.

Download the field guide ‣

FOSTER CATS AND KITTENS

While community cats are content living outside, house cats and feral kittens often end up in shelters. If you are an animal lover, please think about fostering. This selfless act frees up valuable space in shelters, so the shelters can take care of more cats.

Learn more about fostering ‣