Trap-Alter-Manage-Invest (TAMI)

TAMI is a new collaborative effort by FieldHaven Feline Center for community cats. It’s all thanks to a grant from California for All Animals, which exists to unite and amplify the work of California animal shelters. TAMI (Trap-Alter-Manage-Invest) can be defined as the following:

  • Trap: The method of humanely securing cats for spay/neuter surgeries and/or sometimes other minor medical services
  • Alter: The medical care, including spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines, a microchip, and/or sometimes other minor medical services
  • Manage: Ensuring the cats are safe and cared for after being altered and returned to their homes
  • Invest: The method of sustainability for the future of the program by encouraging communities to invest ongoing resources, continue Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) and caring for community cats, and educating the general public to ensure a peaceful coexistence between people and cats

TAMI is a holistic, community-based program for community cats in several defined areas surrounding our shelter in Lincoln. It will make affordable services and resources more accessible by targeting specific neighborhoods which have historically had had a high population of unowned cats with minimal spay/neuter compliance. This will decrease barriers for local residents, create sustainability for the care of community cats, and reduce overall euthanasia of unwanted and an uncared population of cats in these specific regions:

    • Sutter County: Qualified TNR colonies
    • City of Shasta Lake: Owned cats
    • City of Marysville: All cats

The range of services offered through TAMI will include a multi-faceted, triage approach to ensure a foundation of success. Specific focus areas will include trapping, spay/neuter services, medical care, transport, and community outreach and support.

The program funding was awarded in late 2022 and will end in August 2023.

California for All Animals is a five-year project to improve the lives of at-risk animals in the state and provide much-needed resources to shelters that serve this vulnerable population. It exists to unite and amplify the work of California animal shelters to achieve our shared goal of matching every animal in need with the right outcome through the right care, delivered in the right place and at the right time.

Apply for Funding

To request funding (e.g. low-cost or free services), please fill out this application. Please note: qualification is not guaranteed even if you live in a targeted community.

Current Colonies

Colony City County Status
10th Avenue Olivehurst, CA Yuba In progress
Arboga Road (Duplexes) Olivehurst, CA Yuba Ongoing
Arboga Road (Gas Station) Olivehurst, CA Yuba Ongoing
Bogue Road Yuba City, CA Sutter Ongoing
Bridge Street Plumas Lake, CA Colusa Completed
Bronco Drive Plumas Lake, CA Yuba Completed
Butte House Road Yuba City, CA Sutter Completed
Cattail Drive Linda, CA Yuba
Century Park Drive Yuba City, CA Sutter
DeRee Live Oak, CA Sutter Ongoing
El Margarita Yuba City, CA Sutter
Hallwood Boulevard Marysville D-10, CA Yuba
Harmony Village Yuba City, CA Sutter
Intanko Wheatland, CA Yuba
Jefferson Yuba City, CA Sutter
Jefferson MHP Yuba City, CA Sutter
Johnson Park Olivehurst, CA Yuba
KL Colony Wheatland, CA Yuba
Lever Avenue Olivehurst, CA Yuba
Pennington Road (LOAS) Live Oak, CA Sutter Completed
Pete’s Music Center Colony Yuba City, CA Sutter
Rio Oso Rio Oso, CA Sutter In progress
Rite Aid Yuba City, CA Sutter
Rosemary Lane Yuba City, CA Sutter In progress
Sawtelle Avenue (Habitat4Humanity) Yuba City, CA Sutter
Shady Court Yuba City, CA Sutter
Shasta Lake City Shasta Lake, CA Shasta In progress
South Meridian Meridian, CA Sutter
Teegarden Yuba City, CA Sutter In progress
Tharp-West Yuba City, CA Sutter
West End Cats Yuba City, CA Sutter In progress
White Oak Yuba City, CA Sutter