Feral Cat Coupon Guidelines

Guidelines for Participating in SAAC’s Feral Cat Project
Thank you for helping to control feral cat populations in your community.
What to expect when using SAAC Feral Assistance Coupons
(See Guidelines below for specific clinics.)
  • Feral Assistance Coupons may only be redeemed at the veterinary clinic originally assigned to you.
  • Please contact the clinic you selected before trapping to make sure they can accommodate the cat(s) for surgery. Otherwise, they may not be able to take your cat in for surgery.
  • We will issue a maximum of TWO coupons at one time.  If you need more, we will issue them after the first two have been used or have expired.  Please go to our online application form to reapply for more coupons.
  • We assign personal responsibility to each coupon; therefore we do not issue coupons for rescue groups.
  • Please be sure to trap only feral cats or kittens. Any cat not deemed feral may be refused by the participating veterinary clinics. The cats must be brought to the clinic in a trap.
  • Every feral cat/kitten trapped using a feral coupon WILL get an ear tip.  (This is not optional.)
  • Each cat will receive a spay/neuter, rabies vaccine (if old enough at the time of surgery), a FVRCP vaccine and an ear tip. NO ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE COVERED BY SAAC.
  • Any additional services are at the financial responsibility of caretaker and are at the discretion of the participating clinic.
  • There will be a $10 copay unless your colony is in an area covered by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation (in which case there is no copay and the spay/neuter is free). You will be notified when your coupon is approved if your copay is waived. Otherwise, you will be required to pay $10 per cat to the clinic.
Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at All About Pets:
  • Please call the clinic before trapping to make sure they can accommodate your feral cat(s) for surgery: (916) 722-0400.
  • Each cat must be in a trap and only one cat per trap is allowed.
  • No more than 2 cats per person per day.
  • No stray or friendly cats allowed with use of the feral coupons.
  • Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday .
  • Please drop cats off for surgery between 7:30am – 8:30am.
  • Pick up time is between 4-7 pm. Please call around 3:00pm for a more specific time.
  • Please expect that check in time may take up to 30 minutes. There will be more paperwork to fill out at the clinic.
  • Surgeries are done as time permits, so feral cats may not get surgery until the following day.
  • If a feral cat is pregnant and full-term, her kittens may be delivered. If this situation occurs, the kittens will be bottle-fed and then adopted out as indoor-only cats by the clinics after they are spayed or neutered.  The clinic may request that the  mother cat stay with the kittens for the first week to nurse, after which point she will be returned to the caregiver to be released to her colony.

Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at Animal Spay and Neuter:

  • Please call the clinic to make a tentative appointment before trapping to find out if the clinic will be able to accommodate the cats. The clinic phone number is (530) 889-8800.
  • Surgeries are done Tuesday and Wednesday. Sometimes the clinics will do surgeries on Thursdays.
  • Drop off time is 7:30 am-8:30 am.
  • Pick up will be in the late afternoon between 4 and 5 pm.
  • Each cat must be in a trap and only one cat per trap is allowed.
  • No stray or friendly cats allowed with use of the feral coupons.
  • Surgeries are usually done the same day, as long as you call in advance to book a tentative appointment.

Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at Kittel Family Veterinary Practice:

  • Please call the clinic the day before trapping to find out if the clinic will be able to accommodate the cats the next day. The clinic phone number is (916) 714-5387.
  • Surgeries are done Monday through Friday.
  • Drop off time is 8:30 am-9:00 am.
  • Pick up will be in the late afternoon. The clinic will notify you when your feral cat is ready to be picked up.
  • Each cat must be in a trap and only one cat per trap is allowed.
  • No more than 2 cats per person per day.
  • No stray or friendly cats allowed with use of the feral coupons.
  • Surgeries are done as time permits, so feral cats may not get surgery until the following day.

Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at Family Friends Veterinary Hospital:

  • Please call the clinic the day before trapping to find out if the clinic will be able to accommodate the cats the next day. The clinic phone number is (916) 344-8765.
  • Surgeries are done seven days per week.
  • Drop off time is 8:00 am-9:00 am.
  • Pick up will be in the late afternoon up until 6 pm. The clinic will notify you when your feral cat is ready to be picked up.
  • Each cat must be in a trap and only one cat per trap is allowed.
  • No more than 2 cats per person per day.
  • No stray or friendly cats allowed with use of the feral coupons.
  • Surgeries are done as time permits, so feral cats may not get surgery until the following day.

Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at Sacramento SPCA:

  • The Sacramento SPCA will accept feral cat coupons Monday through Saturday.
  • Caregivers can only bring one cat per day.
  • Drop off time is 7:15-8:00 am.
  • Pick up times is 4:00-5:00 pm.
  • Cat  must be in a trap and all cats will receive an ear tip.

Specific requirements for Feral Assistance Coupon use at VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital:

  • Spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats are done only on Tuesdays and space is limited.
  • Please call the clinic at (916) 685-9589 to find out if space is available prior to bringing in a cat on a Tuesday.
  • Drop off time is between 7:30-8:30 am.
  • Pick up will be in the late afternoon up until 7  pm. The clinic will notify you when your feral cat is ready to be picked up.
  • Each cat must be in a trap and only one cat per trap is allowed.
  • No more than 2 cats per person per day.
  • No stray or friendly cats allowed with use of the feral coupons.
  • Surgeries are done as time permits, so feral cats may not get surgery until the following day.

 

 

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