Feral Cat Spaying/Neutering
TNR How To Series
Operation Community Cats (occidaho.org) – Boise
OCC’s mission is to spay/neuter free roaming cats in the community. They operate through local
veterinarians using donations to help reduce the population of unowned feral cats. OCC also provides
food for the cats and education for feral cat caregivers. Contact OCC for more information or assistance
with feral cats.
SNIP Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (snipidaho.org) – Meridian
SNIP has a program to fix feral cats as grant money becomes available March through October.
Feral cats must arrive in humane traps by appointment. Refer to trapping instructions at bottom of page.
Cost may vary starting at $5. Donations are greatly appreciated.
West Valley Humane Society (http://www.westvalleyhumanesociety.org) – Caldwell
Ask about their free spay mama program.
Idaho Humane Society SPOT Program (idahohumanesociety.org) – Boise
Thank you for helping to reduce the cat overpopulation. We hope you’ll continue to educate others. To schedule feral cats, contact the Idaho Humane Society SPOT Coordinator, Crystal Landes at 208-331-3985 or email email@example.com.
4775 Dorman St., Boise, ID 83705
Cost is $20 per cat.
Traps available for loan.
General Information Regarding Feral Cats
Male/female ferals must arrive in TRAPS; no exceptions. Feral cats will get an ear tip. A feral cat is one that will scratch or bite another person.
As soon as you get your traps, tie the flap open so it doesn’t trip and feed the cats ONLY in the trap to get them trained to go in and out. Cover the inside bottom and outside top of the trap with an old towel so the cat will be comfy and feel secure (prevents thrashing). Make sure the cat has food (until midnight the night before) and water. Kittens need food until 3-4 am. Don’t leave a cat in the trap longer than 48 hours total. Use a cage or large pet carrier with a litter box if you need to contain the cat longer.
Trap your cat/s the night prior to your appointment. Please read Trapping Instructions prior to trapping. Do NOT leave cats in the cold or heat. They will die if they can’t protect themselves from the elements.
After surgery, keep the cat in the trap for recovery from 12-24 hours, but no longer. If a longer recovery period is needed, use a large kennel with litter box. A warm place is essential as animals aren’t able to regulate their body temperature after anesthesia. Your cat can have water and food after s/he is fully awake.
Refer to the additional information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h59lYVCsig (How to set a TruCatch trap)
http://www.boiseid.net/PostsurgeryInstructions.pdf (Limit time in the trap)
http://www.boiseid.net/TrappingInstructions.pdf (Don’t miss these great tips!)