Free Spay Days for Backyard, Semi-tame, and Feral Felines
Our top priority is to promote
spaying and neutering to those who qualify for our program.
How many of these are out there?
Our next Free Spay Day is Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
In-person interviews must be done in advance. Surgery times must be reserved in advance. People cannot sign-up by phone or show up the morning of surgeries without prearranged appointments. We have 65 surgery slots available and most fill up early. We also have a "back-up" list to fill in for last-minute, unexpected openings or cancellations.
All felines scheduled for surgery must arrive at our shelter on Sunday or Monday, May 14th and 15th, between 8:00 a.m. and noon for Tuesday, surgeries. Up to 65 felines will be scheduled for free surgeries for those who qualify. Traps will be issued to capture all felines not completely domesticated or easy to handle.
Both ears will be notched. If ear-notching is declined, a $15 fee per cat must be paid in advance.
Our goal is to sponsor every month a Free Spay Day for notched-ear felines. Your donations help us fund this important program and we are grateful for every dollar you can give to help. Our FREE SPAY DAYS are costly to host, but worth every penny to save lives. Please be part of the positive solution.
Our beautiful surgery room was created only through the generous donations of those who care greatly about cats!
Mandated Qualifications and Procedures
regarding applicants for
Free Spay Day for Backyard, Semi-tame, and Feral Felines!
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
All felines must arrive on Sunday or Monday, May 14th and 15th.
Note: Qualifying Restrictions Apply to Participants
Please note: We reserve the right to decline spay/neuter services to anyone, without notice, and have no obligation to provide a reason.
A. .Those who do not qualify.
1. Individuals who are members, employees, volunteers, or associates with any humane society are disqualified from this program. These groups have sufficient funding to support their own programs. For example, the Klamath Humane Society took in $473,558 and $498,724 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
2. You do not qualify if, after the cat is altered, you intend to transfer the feline to a different location. Our program is strictly trap/neuter/return-to-same-site program. The cat must return to your property and be fed.
3. If you live in Lakeview or Alturas you are disqualified from the program because local veterinarians can provide spay/neuter services.
4. If you have a negative attitude or tend to be critical of our program, you do not qualify. Please find other resources to spay/neuter.
B. Description of felines and their arrival.
1.. This program is created for free-roaming feral (wild), semi-tame and backyard felines, provided they are not disqualified in Section A, above.
2. Both ears will be notched. All cats must arrive at our shelter on Sunday or Monday, May 14th and 15th, between 8:00 and 12:00 for Tuesday surgery.
3. All pregnant females, or those in heat (estrus), are encouraged to participate in our Spay Day.
4. FOP will loan traps for capture for the surgery. If more than one feline enters a trap together, FOP will separate the felines after arrival at our shelter. Never open a trap door! "
5. Tames and semi-tames can arrive in pet carriers and FOP will loan you a carrier, if needed. Do not put bedding in pet carriers, but use "wee wee" or kennel pads provided by FOP.
6. Once at our shelter, all felines arriving in pet carriers will be converted to humane traps unless the person declares the cat is completely tame, used to a litter box, and can be easily handled.
7. If two cats, or more, arrive in one pet carrier, please write the color and sex of each cat and attach to the top of the pet carriers.
8. You must bring the signed "Authorization for Spay or Neuter" form with you when you present the cats for Spay Day.
C. All felines must arrive at our shelter on Sunday or Monday, May 14th and 15th, between 8:00 a.m. and noon..
1. If you are trapping or transporting multiple felines, Friends of Pets (most likely) may be able to help transport the felines to our shelter for surgery. We have a SUV to assist.
2. Each trap, or carrier, must be well identified with first and last names. It is helpful if you know the sexes of cats and mark the traps or carriers accordingly. We will sex the unknown felines and record the total number of cats presented.
3. We will assume you are guardian of each feline presented and sign the "Authorization for Spay or Neuter" form.
4. The earliest cats will be discharged is 1:00 p.m., with outlying towns having priority. The estimated discharge time for all other cats is 4:00 p.m. Please inquire in advance of your estimated discharge time and be at the shelter at the appropriate time for pickup.
5. We have gone to great lengths to perform the safest surgeries for all felines. We are all working hard to make the day successful. We insist you appreciate our efforts and be respectful of others around you.
6. When you return to pick up your feline, please take a moment and identify your cats. We have gone to great lengths to prevent a "mix-up" during the day, but the responsibility is yours to identify your cat(s) prior to taking them home.
D. What to do when feline arrives back home?
We advise you simply release the feline from pet carrier into the environment in which it is most comfortable. Please provide clean water and food, of course. feral cats after surgery may disappear or hide for three to ten days; others may quickly return to schedule of feeding; others may leave and not return. It is our view the reproductive cycle has been the primary factor and spaying/neutering changes the dynamics.
E. Increased stress and risk of anesthetic and other death in felines:
Our goal is to spay/neuter and send every feline back home healthy.
But you must understand that feral, semi-tame, and backyard felines can pose undetectable increased risks that can lead to sudden anesthetic death or unexpected death within days of surgery:
These predisposed risks come from::
1. Underlying, undetectable health problems, combined with fear of the surgical experience.
3. Stress from the shock of transportation.
4. Stress from confinement in trap and building.
5. Poor nutritional history and parasites.
6. Stress from the surgical experience..
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