- To book an appointment, please call the feral cat hotline at 707- 421-5515. Please note, you must speak with the appointment coordinator to reserve a spot. If you are not on the reservation list, we cannot admit your cat. We will admit 30 cats to each clinic.
- Feral clinics are conducted on Saturdays. The cats you bring MUST BE IN HUMANE TRAPS. Cats in carriers will not be accepted. The Solano Feral Cat Group offers a limited number of free loaner traps.
- No cats with collars will be accepted.
- When you pick up the loaner trap(s), you must leave a deposit for the traps. This deposit is fully refundable when you return the trap(s). Any trap that is stolen will cost your deposit ($50.00 per trap), but, worse, could fall into the hands of someone who would harm an animal. You will also be given tips on how to trap your cats (it's easy!).
- You must trap or confine the cats the night before the clinic: it is crucial that they be fasting when they come to the clinic. Vomiting under anesthesia is a life-threatening situation. We may not treat a cat who arrives with food or water in the trap or carrier.
- Cover the traps or carriers completely, using an old towel or sheet. This calms the trapped cat and keeps him or her from self-injury.
- Place them in a warm, dry area safe from predators â€” not outdoors!
- Drop your cats off at the clinic at the scheduled time. Bring them with their covers! The covers will be used to cover the cats after surgery and will be returned to you at the end of the clinic.
- There is some risk. At the Solano feral cat clinics, we assume any cat may be feral. Therefore a pre-anesthesia exam is not possible.
- Surgery will be conducted that day. Pick up your cats on time! The cats will be placed back in the traps or carriers after surgery and will recuperate from the anesthesia in the traps. Males can be released after 24 hours; females should be held for one to three days before release. Food and water can be placed in the traps after you take the cats home from the clinic.
- We do not offer testing for FIV or FeLV (feline leukemia). Admittance to the clinic indicates the caretaker's agreement that very sick cats may be tested at the attending veterinarian's discretion and may be euthanized. We make every effort to contact the caretaker before taking this step.
- Release the cats where you trapped them. This is very important, for cats are territorial and may become disoriented and vulnerable if released in an unfamiliar area.
At the clinic, your cats will be:
- Spayed (females) or neutered (males). Females will have sutures; males will not have sutures. All cats will receiveÂ pain medication.
- Vaccinated for rabies and upper respiratory diseases.
- Have a small notch put into their ear, to tell you and others that they have already been fixed and have a caretaker.
- Treated for parasites, minor wounds, abscesses, and infected teeth.
- Groomed and given a dose of Revolution to rid them of fleas, ticks, and ear mites.
A $20 donation per cat is greatly appreciated. The Solano Feral Cat Group and the feral cat spay/ neuter clinics we organize, are not a county or city funded program. We are an all volunteer based, nonprofit organization and rely 100% on donations from the public to continue our mission to bring about a time when there will be no more homeless cats.
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