OPERATION TOPCAT was formed in 1995 by a few residents of Topsail Island, North Carolina who were working as individuals to help stray and feral cats in the area. The group was incorporated in July 1996 and has 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS.
Our organization recommends and uses the "trap/neuter/return” (T/N/R) strategy. Homeless cats that are not tame are spayed or neutered, have their left ear “tipped” for easy identification as having been spayed or neutered, and then are returned to their colony for continued care and feeding by their caretaker.
All Topcats to be adopted are given age appropriate vaccinations and are also tested for Feline Leukemia.
Those cats or kittens that are tame are available for adoption. We currently have cats at PetSmart in Jacksonville,NC and The Sound Cat veterinary hospital in Wilmington, NC.
If you’re feeding one or more stray or feral cats or kittens and need help, please contact us.You must continue to care for the colony. Together we can humanely help the cats and reduce the overpopulation of cats in our area.
We are working to help as many stray & feral cats through spay/neuter, adoption and education as we can. We rely 100% on donations and all monies go to help the stray and feral cats. Topcat does not have a shelter and we do not maintain a feral colony.
Topcat encourages all pet owners to spay or neuter their own pets, not just to reduce the over population, but also to reduce the pet’s possible exposure to diseases or injuries.