Our goal is to provide exemplary medical care for all our patients, regardless of whether they are owned companion animals or free-roaming community cats. The following policies are in place to ensure the greatest safety for the patients while they are in our care.
Bringing a patient to our clinic:
- 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 hard carrier.
- Please avoid bringing cats in cardboard or soft-shell carriers. If you have no other options, please contact us via email at [email protected]; we may be able to lend you a more appropriate carrier.
- Please bring each cat in its own separate carrier.
- Dogs should arrive on leash or in crates.
- There is no requirement to be previously vaccinated to have surgery at our clinic, but if you have proof of previous vaccines, please bring records with you if you have them.
- Sterilization surgery
- DHPP and FVRCP vaccines
- Rabies vaccine (12 weeks or older)
- Single dose of Revolution for cats; Frontline for dogs
- Tattoos: All patients 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. We recommend an ear tip for any cat that has access to the outdoors.
- 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.
- For questions about non spay/neuter procedures, please contact us at [email protected]
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, patients, or property.