SOS Cats RVA is an all-volunteer Trap, Neuter, and Return organization. We have been helping community cats in and around Central VA since 2003. SOS Cats RVA is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization.

Our mission is to protect and advocate for community cats through spay/neuter, rescue, adoption, and educational programs. We seek to build a more humane community that embraces compassionate approaches to reducing feline overpopulation, homelessness, and needless suffering.

In 2023, SOS Cats RVA

-facilitated the trap, neuter and return of 368 community cats, 

-fostered, neutered, vaccinated and located loving homes for 55 cats and kittens. 

-funded medical care for numerous sick and injured community cats

-built and distributed 68 cat shelters throughout RVA and the surrounding area

-Established Lizzies Lifeboat fund which provides monetary assistance for special needs community cats


We provide community cat trapping and spay/neuter assistance and advice throughout RVA and the surrounding areas.

Working together with various local rescue organizations we find foster and adoption resources for stray and abandoned cats and kittens encountered during our trapping activities.

We build and distribute insulated cat shelters each Fall and Winter and teach basic TNR trapping classes in conjunction with the Richmond SPCA.

We do not have a shelter facility and all of our foster work and medical rehabilitation is provided in private homes by volunteers. Our work is funded entirely by donations from the general public. SOS Cats RVA is a 501(c)(3) non profit.

SOS Cats RVA is very grateful to GVA Home Builders for their generous sponsorship of our work with community cats.