Community/Feral Cats


We offer free spay/neuter services for community (feral) cats living in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. For community cats from out of our jurisdiction, there is a $60 fee for spay/neuter services.

spay neuter feral cats

These services include:

  • The spay or neuter surgery, (kittens must be at least 2 months old and weigh 2 lbs. to be eligible for surgery.)
  • FVRCP & Rabies vaccines, (kittens must be at least 3 months old to receive Rabies vaccinations.)
  • Post-op pain medications
  • Ear tipping of the cat’s left ear to indicate sterilization

We offer other medical treatments for a small fee. If your community cat is in need of additional services, please inquire at the front desk when you drop the cat off for surgery. For cats living outside of our jurisdiction, please call the spay/neuter line for pricing (434) 973-5959 x206 or apply online.

We have humane capture traps available for rent. Fees are $5.00 a week plus an $80.00 deposit. The deposit will be refunded to you once the cat is fixed, released and the trap is returned to us. We also offer easy-to-follow instructions on how to successfully trap community cats for surgery.

Community Cats can be dropped off for surgery at the SPCA Monday-Wednesday from 8:15am-9:00am. No appointment is needed if you’re bringing fewer than five trapped cats in on any given day. For large colonies of cats, call us at (434) 973-5959 x206 to make reservations. Staff will notify you at drop-off of when you should come back for pick-up. Please withhold cats’ food the night and morning before surgery but do offer water.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (434) 906-1797 or email.