At the Fix Our Ferals Spay-Neuter Center, our goal is to improve the lives of feral, free-roaming and pet cats in San Francisco’s East Bay. The following policies are in place to ensure the greatest safety for the cats while they are in our care.
Bringing your cat to Fix Our Ferals:
- In general, cats should be a minimum of two pounds or eight weeks old for surgery.
- Feral/non-handleable cats must be in traps. If you need to borrow a trap from FOF, please inquire about this when you make your appointment.
- Friendly/handleable cats can be brought in either a trap or a carrier (we prefer traps).
- Please don’t bring cats in cardboard or soft-shell carriers. If you have no other options, please contact us at (510) 215-9300 before arriving.
- There is no requirement to be previously vaccinated to have surgery at our clinic, but if your pet cat has had previous vaccines, please bring records with you if you have them.
- Please bring each cat in its own separate carrier.
- Sterilization surgery
- FVRCP vaccine
- Rabies vaccine (12 weeks or older)
- Single dose of Revolution (fleas, lice, hookworm, roundworm, mange and ear mites)
- Tattoos: All cats that are spayed or neutered at the clinic receive a small tattoo on the abdomen.
- Ear-Tips for free-roaming and outdoor cats: Ear tips indicate that the cat has undergone spay or neuter surgery. This helps prevent a cat from being unnecessarily re-trapped in the future. Click HERE for picture.
- Other Services: While in our care for surgery, a feral or free-roaming cat can sometimes be treated for other small ailments or illnesses, such as minor wounds. We can also give injectable antibiotics or dewormer, clean ears, etc. This depends on the severity of the issue, as well as clinic capacity and available resources, and will be at the discretion of medical staff.
Medical Record and Surgical Release Forms:
These forms must be completed legibly and signed prior to surgery. Incomplete or illegible paperwork can result in unnecessary delays in performing surgery. Please read the documents thoroughly.
Right to Refuse Services:
We reserve the right to refuse future services to any person who engages in any inappropriate treatment of staff, volunteers, cats, or property.