Community Cats


Since our incorporation in December 2016, Wise County Humane Society has worked with colonies in 20 locations.

Many people contact us for help when stray cats they feed produce kittens. We work to spay the mothers and place the kittens. Since incorporation, we have helped over 650 cats and kittens, to include transport to rescues in other parts of the state.

  • We work with local business owners and individuals to find solutions for community (unowned) cats.
  • Many of the cats we help are abandoned house cats
  • For friendly strays, we transport them to rescues outside of Wise County where they are spayed or neutered and placed in indoor-only homes.
  • If cats are feral and we are unable to socialize them, we trap (or provide traps), arrange for the cats to be spayed or neutered, and return them to their original locations (Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR).
  • We ensure that returned cats have shelter and are fed.

We are looking for assistance in setting up a MASH-style Trap-Neuter-Return program to get a rapidly worsening situation under control.  If you are able to assist or know of a group that can, please call (276) 870-8905 or contact us at

In the spring of 2017, Wise County Humane Society, Animal Defense League of Abingdon, and Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund of Bristol co-sponsored a seminar on TNR presented by Alley Cat Allies. Alice Burton was the main speaker.

The links below are to media coverage of the TNR seminar:

Bristol Herald Courier article on Wise County Helping to help unwanted cats & kittens

Kingsport Times News Article on Workshop providing TNR Traning for local cat lovers

WCYB News5 Story Trap-Neuter-Return seminars coming up in southwest Virginia