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RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CATS

 

If you are a feral-cat trapper, we encourage you to utilize the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) services at the Sacramento SPCA and the Free Feral Sunday Clinics. To reserve a spot at one of the clinics, please e-mail feralcats@sspca.org or leave a message at 916-504-2818. In addition, our shelter can provide spay/neuter vouchers, and the Coalition for Community Cats (volunteer@coalition4cats.org) is another resource.

If you find a friendly, healthy cat, please keep in mind that the cat most likely has a home nearby. Cats don’t roam very far from home. Check with your neighbors if you have concerns for the animal. It is always best to knock on doors versus bringing the cat to our shelter, which, again, reduces the chances for the cat to get home where the cat belongs.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND a baby KITTEN

 

Flow Chart Stray Kittens What To Do Alleycat Organization

 

If you find stray kittens and wish to surrender them to the shelter, we would greatly appreciate it if they are brought to the shelter’s Reception Center BEFORE 4:00 pm (Wednesday through Sunday).

Bringing the kittens to the shelter earlier in the day helps to ensure that the shelter’s staff has enough time to process the stray kittens AND to contact appropriate foster care providers who can provide short-term support for the kittens in their homes. We do not have staff 24/7 and underage kittens cannot be left alone in the shelter overnight.

If it is AFTER 4:00 pm, we ask that you care for them in your home (Basic Kitten Care and Support) until the next day. Support in this area truly is lifesaving. The Reception Center opens at 9:00 am (Wednesday through Sunday).

 

SPAYING OR NEUTERING A FERAL CAT

Feral cats can be fixed at the Sacramento SPCA on Sundays for FREE. To make an appointment, you may email feralcats@sspca.org or leave a message at (916) 504-2818. For more info on this program, go to www.sspca.org/feralcats.

 

SURRENDERING YOUR CAT

If you own a cat that you wish to surrender, please contact the Sacramento SPCA at (916) 504-2851. An appointment is required, and there is a fee for surrendering your cat. For more info, go to www.sspca.org/post/surrendering-your-pet.

 

online RESOURCES

Coalition for Community Cats – www.coalition4cats.org

Sacramento Feral Resources – www.sacferals.com

Alley Cat Allies – www.alleycat.org

 

DOWNLOADABLE PDF

How to Live With Cats in Your Neighborhood

Feral Cat Deterrents

Keeping Cats Out of Your Yard

Managing Community Cats