Spay/Neuter Surgery for Community Cats
Thanks to grants from PetSmart Charities, Inc., Florida Animal Friends, and other funding sources SPCA Florida offers reduced cost spay and neuter surgeries for un-owned community cats in Polk County. The public is encouraged to take an active role in addressing the county’s 300,000 plus un-owned cat population. SPCA Florida loans humane traps and can provide instructions on how to best trap and care for community cats. Residents then bring the un-owned felines in a box trap to SPCA Florida where the cats are spayed or neutered, identified with an ear notch, vaccinated, given a post-operative pain medication injection, and then returned to their caregiver and managed environment.
Appointments for community cats are not required, but SPCA Florida requests those animals be delivered in a humane trap between 8:00 am and 8:30 am Tuesday through Saturday to the Cat Patio, located on the side of the McClurg Animal Medical Center, 5850 Brannen Road South, Lakeland, 33813.
For more information call (863) 646-4647 or email [email protected]
Preventing homeless kittens from being born is as 1, 2, 3!
- Trap un-owned cats in a humane trap and bring them to SPCA Florida Tuesday through Saturday between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
- Pay a $25 co-pay per cat (surgery cost is normally $60) for spay/neuter, vaccination, ear notch, pain medication.
- Once cats have recovered return them back into their environment and provide ongoing care (food, water).