Feral Cat Spaying/Neutering
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
ONLINE CALENDAR: http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/IHSFeralCats
4775 Dorman St., Boise, ID 83705
Cost is $15 per cat. Donations are appreciated to help spay it forward.
This program operates year around for people wishing to fix their feral cats. Read more below:
Male/female ferals must arrive in TRAPS; no exceptions. Feral cats will get an ear tip. You can check out traps the Saturday prior to your appointment. A feral cat is one that will scratch or bite another person. If your cat is not feral, contact the clinic directly at 342-3599 to schedule a tame cat appointment. Cost is $35 males, $45 females and they can come in a pet carrier. If you have feral kittens that you’ve tamed from a feral mom that you are fixing, they qualify for the feral clinic.
Step 1: Schedule your feral cat/s. Read this HowTo if you have issues logging in.
Go to http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/IHSFeralCats
Create a “new user account.” (also do this if you had an account and haven’t used the system in 3 months)
Type in the password “feral”.
Click on “Create a new user account” and fill in your email address and a password.
Click on a calendar date and slot that works for you. Dark blue dates have openings.
Click on “new appointment” and complete the form.
Click “Create an Appointment” and fill in the next form.
Finally “Make an Appointment.” You’re done!
Next time, simply log in with your email and password.
To cancel your appointment, click on the small white box next to your name and DELETE appointment.
Step 2: Contact Wendy prior to Saturday before your appointment at 888-1064 to check out traps.
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: It’s okay if you don’t catch the cat; just give it your best effort. If you won’t make your appointment, please do cancel online by clicking on the white box to the right of your name. Appointment slots are at a premium, so cancel also if you won’t be trapping and others can use that time.
Step 6: Bring trapped cats to their appointment between 8 am and 11 am. Transport them only in an enclosed vehicle; not in the bed of a truck and not in a hot trunk of a car. Pick up 4:30-5:30 pm.
Step 7: 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.
Step 8: Be considerate and return your traps ASAP after releasing the cats so that others may use them. We have a limited supply. You are receiving clean, sterilized traps. Return them ON TIME in the same condition or you will be charged a cleaning fee. Wendy isn’t in the business of cleaning traps and laundry.
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!)