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Community Cats 2016

Got a few free-roaming felines around your neighborhood? Ownerless cats that live by their own rules? This April (2016), you can bring these local “community cats” into the San Antonio Humane Society for a free spay or neuter surgery and rabies vaccine as part of PetSmart Charities’ spay/neuter campaign to alter stray and feral homeless cats.

Community Cats
A community cat is a cat without an owner who roams freely as a stray or feral cat, depending on socialization. (What’s the difference?)

200 surgeries will be covered by this “Community Cats” grant, and we’ll be counting down towards completing our goal as we go through the month of April. If you’re looking to help your community cat population by having a cat spayed or neutered at the SA Humane Society during the month of April, please be aware of the following guidelines:

•  First Come First Serve: Intake begins at 7:30 AM daily! Although we do have a goal of 200 surgeries for this grant, our surgery staff is only able to intake a certain number of community cats per day. If possible, come early! There will be no scheduled appointments during this time. The number of spots available each day changes each week, so check below for info.

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•  Ownerless Cats Only: While it’s important to spay/neuter all our feline pets, this grant is specifically aimed towards cats without owners, i.e. feral/free-roaming/stray cats. Grants such as these encourage our community to help all our feline friends, even those who prefer to live their lives without a human.
•  All Cats Must Be Brought in a Humane Trap: We will not be able to accept cats brought in carriers or wire crates. Humane Traps can be rented from the San Antonio Humane Society for $15 (with a $100 refundable deposit) or from the SA Feral Cat Coalition after attending a Trap, Neuter/Spay, Release (T-N-R) class.
•  All Received Community Cats Will be Ear Tipped: Eartipping is the universal sign of a neutered/spayed feral cat. This procedure helps avoid needless trapping and surgery.
•  Pick-Up Time: Community cats receiving surgery and rabies vaccine will be ready for pick-up the same day at 4:30pm.

Spring is here and kitten season is upon us! T-N-R is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for kittens as young as 8 weeks old who weigh at least 2 lbs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Spaying and neutering community cats keeps stray and feral populations low. This helps ensure that all cats born will have a home waiting for them.

Funding for Community Cats is provided by PetSmart Charities®.

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