Cat Desexing Fund

In May 2019, the Council opted to introduce a new contestable fund to help curb a problem the city faces with stray cats.

Hamilton, like many cities, has a problem with stray cats, they dig about in rubbish bins and skips and can spread disease. They are prone to rowdy fighting or mating at night, and more importantly they prey on native birds and wildlife.

Stray cats continue to grow in numbers because they aren't desexed.

The focus of this fund is the desexing and rehoming of stray cats within the Hamilton city boundaries. The fund is for organisations and/or individuals to support successful desexing and rehoming programmes of stray cats. 

This fund is not for:

  • ​Desexing of cats outside Hamilton. 
  • "Desex and release" initiatives.
  • Euthanising cats,.
  • Desexing cats considered privately owned.
  • Performing procedures on any other species of domestic animal.

Organisations/individuals from outside Hamilton can apply – but they must carry out the desexing and rehoming of cats within the city boundaries.

If you're making an application to the fund, you'll need to provide evidence (verified by a veterinarian) showing proof of a cat desexing programme, and an annual budget projection of the number of cats your organisation expects to handle over the course of the year. You are also expected provide the full costings of your desexing initiative.

 View the fund​'s full Guidelines and Criteria here

The grant applications period opens on 20 August and closes on 30 September.

Apply now

We encourage all applicants to contact us regarding their submission:

Sandra Larsen​
Funding Advisor
Ph: 07 838 6630
M: 027 808 6162
E: sandra.larsen@hcc.govt.nz​​​
Page reviewed: 17 Jul 2019 3:22pm