Feral Cat Spay / Neuter Program – General Info

Voices for Animals operates a spay/neuter/vaccination program for feral (unsocialized or shy of humans) and unowned free-roaming cats. This service is provided thanks to the generosity of our wonderful volunteers and donors, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, and participating local vet clinics.

■ Our program is open to cats in Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Louisa counties.

■ To make a spay/neuter appointment and borrow humane traps, call Heather Clark 434-979-1200 or email info@voicesforanimals.org.

■ For the safety of the cats and our volunteers, all cats must be brought to the clinic in humane box traps (pet carriers are not acceptable). Click here for information on borrowing traps.

■ Cats are sterilized, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and treated for abscesses or injuries. All cats are eartipped (the top portion of the left ear is removed while the cat is under anesthesia). This is the universal method of identifying a feral cat who has been sterilized.Cat3

■ Voices for Animals’ program is modeled after similar trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs across the U.S., with the goal of humanely reducing outdoor cat populations while enabling the existing cats to lead safer, healthier lives. TNR is endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, and many others as an effective, humane method for reducing cat overpopulation.

Note About Funding: Our dedicated volunteers work very hard to raise the money to fund our spay/neuter program. Please help us continue to offer this service. If you can afford to make a donation or pay $25 per cat, please do so. This enables us to provide free spay/neuter for the cats of caretakers who truly can’t afford to contribute. Thank you.

 

 

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