Once a month our participating veterinarians and volunteers meet and perform spays and neuters on the feral or farm cats that have been previously registered as a colony with Cats Anonymous. In addition, there are a few appointments available during the week for previously registered colonies at one of our participating Veterinarian clinics. Feral cats are trapped the night before, and cats that can be handled are also placed in traps prior to their appointment time. It's the safest way to transport the cats and to administer the
necessary medications. After surgery, the cats are taken to a recovery room where they stay until a veterinarian says it's safe for them to leave. The cats stay in the traps overnight and are released back into their previous surroundings the next day. The number of cats that can be spayed or neutered on one day varies by how many are scheduled and how many are able to be trapped. It can range from 40 to 100.
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As of March 18, 2013
Summary of Our Program:
We loan live traps ($50 returnable deposit
per trap required) and give instructions for use to anyone rescuing "unowned" cats
living strictly outdoors in yards, alleys, business/school parking lots, etc., or
"owned" cats living in barns/farms.
• We will perform spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinate (distemper and rabies) and
release these cats back into their previous surroundings. We will also treat any minor health/injury issues.
• We ear tip (removing top corner) the left ear of each cat for identification, so we know they have been spayed or neutered.
WE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE in the following:
• We will not authorize the destruction of any cat unless, in the opinion of the veterinarian, he/she has an illness/injury that they are unlikely to recover from and would likely have a painful death.
• We will not perform spay/neuter surgeries for stray cats obtained by individuals for private adoption, gifts or to keep as their pets.