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Beat the "Heat"| Spay and Neuter Event

*Limit 30 slots*

Thank you for helping the cats of your community by bringing them to our clinic for TNR services. The Community Cat Program uses qualified staffing and approved materials for all procedures. It is important for you to understand that the risk of injury or death, although extremely low, is always present.

 

All cats will be put under anesthesia, spayed (females) or neutered (males), vaccinated against rabies and FVRCP, microchipped, and ear-tipped. Appropriate pain medications may be administered as needed, and the cat may also be treated for fleas, worms, and/or minor skin irritations if observed. Please understand that this is not a full-service veterinary clinic and the staff may not perform a complete physical examination before surgery. There will also not be any pre-surgery blood work. Vet staff will not be available for consultations or appointments of any other nature during this time. The focus is s/n and not on-going medical treatment.

 

Please be aware of the following:

 

  • The vet staff can refuse to perform surgery if a cat is deemed too ill during the initial preparation. The Community Cat Program cannot guarantee housing for any sick or injured animals. Depending on the issue, the caregiver may be asked to pick up the cat immediately to reduce the risk of spreading an infection to other cats.

  • It is our clinic's policy to spay females even if pregnant. The vet staff alone will determine if the procedure will put the mother cat at risk or not; saving her is the priority.

  • All cats will receive an ear tip, including any cats found to have been previously sterilized.

  • Kittens will be weighed at check-in, and undersized kittens will be sent back with their caregivers.

  • Cats and kittens intended for adoption programs are not eligible for our services.

  • Failure to disclose if the cat has previously been seen by a vet or is currently undergoing treatment (prescription, ove-the-counter, and/or home remedies) may result in extraneous complications.

Related documentation is greatly appreciated.

 

Some factors significantly increase surgical risk, including (but not limited to) pregnancy, heart murmurs, certain diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Feline Leukemia (FeLV), upper respiratory infections, and other underlying illnesses.

 

In the event of an unforeseen emergency or the discovery of a medical condition, our vet will make an initial assessment based on treatability and quality of life. However, since our vet will not be available for further treatment, you will need to take the cat to another veterinarian for any necessary care. Please note that the decision made by our vet regarding the immediate assessment is final.

If your cat experiences a post-surgery complication within 24 hours, please contact the Community Cat Program so we can alert the veterinary staff and await further instruction. If you choose to take the cat to another clinic on your own, you will not be reimbursed.

Important Details and Requirements:

Strays Only: This event is exclusively for stray cats. Pets brought in must be strays, as they will be ear-tipped after surgery. This is a crucial step in identifying them as fixed and part of a managed colony.

Ear Tipping: Be aware that all cats will be ear-tipped as part of the procedure. This permanent mark helps community caretakers know that the cat has been spayed or neutered.

Separate Carriers: If you are bringing multiple cats, they must be kept in separate carriers. This ensures their safety and reduces stress for the animals.

Drop-off and Pick-up: You are responsible for dropping off your cats at 8 AM and picking them up after the surgery. Ensure you have arrangements in place for both drop-off and pick-up times.

Please adhere strictly to these guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of the cats and the success of the event. Your cooperation is essential in helping us control the stray population and improve the lives of these animals.

The Community Cat Program has closed registration. Thank you, follow us on social media for more events.

CONTACT US!

Contact the PVAS CCP Team by phone/text at (956) 249-0117 or by email at cats@pvastx.org.

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