Who We Are
Kauai Community Cat Project (KCCP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in 2008, and dedicated to taking care of community cats — homeless, stray, feral — on the island of Kauai. We are the ONLY NO-KILL organization devoted to helping community cats. To achieve our goal of caring for our island community cats through managed TNR — trap, neuter, return — KCCP has reached out to neighborhoods and businesses. We are hopeful that by educating island residents about spaying and neutering ALL island pets that the number of community cats will decline, because there will be fewer unwanted litters of kittens abandoned and dumped.
What We Do
Kauai Community Cat Project (KCCP) supports well-managed TNR — trap, neuter, return — of community cats as the method of care that is best for both the community and these animals. We also promote caring for community cats after they have been spayed and neutered and returned to managed colonies. Through community education, KCCP hopes to promote tolerance for community cats and the value of their lives. Please contact us if you would like more information on TNR, or if you would like assistance in trapping and neutering or spaying community cats in your neighborhood.
KCCP also removes young kittens — including newborns — who have been born or dumped into colonies and places them in foster care. When the kittens are very young, we can socialize them — get them used to being around people — so that they can be adopted. Please also contact us if you see kittens that appear to have been abandoned. We run adoption events regularly to try to adopt out these socialized kittens, and we are ALWAYS in need of fosters.
Please Report A Sighting to tell us about cats or kittens that need our assistance.
A Cautionary Note
- While we are happy to assist you with TNR-ing cats in your neighborhood, we CANNOT and WILL NOT remove cats from your neighborhood that may be spraying and/or making noise while mating. We must RETURN any trapped cats that have been neutered or spayed to the location where they were trapped. It is our experience that objectionable behaviors very often disappear after cats are spayed or neutered.
- We are a small, volunteer organization, surviving solely on contributions. Therefore, sometimes we may not be able to respond quickly to requests for assistance.
An island where ALL animals are treated with ALOHA; and where people understand that a stable cat population supports healthy ecosystems, especially where we live and play.
To address the care and welfare of Kauai’s community cats – stray, abandoned, and feral; to advocate and facilitate TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) as the most effective way to protect our ecosystems island-wide; to humanely reduce and stabilize the community cat population; to rescue and remove young kittens and socialized cats for adoption; to engage the public in promoting responsible pet ownership and tolerance for community cats.