PLEASE NOTE: There will be no TNR services on Friday Dec 8th, Tuesday Dec 26th or Wednesday Dec 27th.
For the safety of staff and cats, all community cats receiving the TNR surgery package must arrive in traps. See our trap prices below, as well as our easy-to-follow trapping instructions.
Community Cats can be dropped off for surgery at the SPCA Tuesday-Friday from 8:15am-9:00am. For large colonies of cats, call us at (434) 973-5959 ext. 310 to make reservations. No appointment is needed for fewer than three trapped cats; however, calling the clinic ahead of trapping is strongly recommended to verify that spay/neuter surgery has not been cancelled on any given weekday. For the weekly surgery schedule, please call us at (434) 973-5959 ext. 206 or 207.
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.
Due to the unpredictable medical needs of our resident shelter animals, we cannot guarantee same-day surgery for all TNR drop offs. If we are unable to perform your community cat’s procedure the same day as drop off, community cat guardians will be made aware and given the option to have the patient stay overnight for a $10 boarding fee in order to have surgery performed the next day.
FOR THE SAFETY OF STAFF AND CATS, ALL COMMUNITY CATS MUST ARRIVE IN SEPARATE TRAPS.
We have humane capture traps available for rent to trap cats for TNR services within the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. 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. We have a limited number of traps in our trap bank – calling ahead is recommended.
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Please note: We are not currently offering TNR services for community cats located outside of our jurisdiction.