Leave a message asking for a reservation for an upcoming FCAP spay/neuter clinic.
Await a return call from a FCAP volunteer. If you do not receive a return call, then you do not have a spay/neuter clinic reservation. FCAP is an all-volunteer organization and does not staff telephone lines every moment. FCAP spay/neuter clinics are ultra-low cost -- usually $10/cat. While we attempt to schedule new clients in every clinic, there may be as much as a 2-3 month waiting list. So call again to request a slot in each month's spay/neuter clinic.
If you need immediate cat spay/neuter/vaccinate services, promptly contact any other moderate cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic listed on the left column of this page! Paying a bit more now at any other clinic is much less expensive than managing additional unwanted kittens next month.
When you receive a return call from an FCAP clinic scheduling volunteer, the volunteer will hear your situation, explain what we do, and decide when you may attend an upcoming FCAP humane trapping class and spay/neuter clinic.
Sunday, January 22
Sunday, February 12
Sunday, March 12
Sunday, April 2
Sunday, May 7
Sunday, July 9
Sunday, August 6
Sunday, September 17
Sunday, October 8
Sunday, November 5
Sunday, December 3
After you're scheduled to attend an FCAP spay/neuter clinic ...
The first time you receive a FCAP spay/neuter clinic reservation, you will be assigned to attend FCAP's mandatory Friday night 6-7 p.m. Trap Class.
During Trap Class, you will be issued a humane trap with a $75/trap loan fee, totally refundable when you later return the trap on time and in good working condition. You will learn safe trapping, receive FCAP paperwork to sign, plus documents to tape onto loaned cat traps. FCAP's detailed training and documentation ensures our spay/neuter clinics operate properly and smoothly.
Kittens and cats must weigh 3 pounds or more to be spayed/neutered.
All food must be removed from cat traps by 9 p.m. Saturday night, prior to Sunday's spay/neuter surgery.
Friday and Saturday nights before the spay/neuter clinic, trap the number of cats you're scheduled to bring.
If you trap cat(s) on Friday or Saturday, you may bring trapped cats to FCAP Saturday afternoon from 5-6 p.m. where they'll rest in their traps overnight, each trap covered with your towel.
Otherwise, Sunday morning between 7-8 a.m. bring trapped cat(s) to FCAP with FCAP documentation taped onto each trap and with your towel covering each trap.
You'll be assigned a Sunday afternoon cat pick-up time.
You leave. We begin the spay/neuter/vaccinate clinic.
Every cat will be anesthetized, spayed or neutered, left ear-tipped, vaccinated for rabies and FVRCP (feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia), receive penicillin, a de-wormer, flea spray, have ears cleaned, receive post-surgery pain management medication, receive any medicines at cost -- prescribed by an attending licensed veterinarian -- and begin several hours of observation and surgical recovery.
Pick up your cat(s) ...
At your assigned cat pick-up time, return to FCAP with one extra towel to cover the recovering cat's trap, pay $10/cat plus pay for any prescribed medicines at cost, and take the cat to your home's climate-controlled space (a garage, shed, bathroom, or kitchen) for the cat's rest and recovery in the trap overnight.
Male cats can be released by 10 a.m. Monday. Female cats can be released by Noon Monday. Follow any special instructions given to you by FCAP volunteers.
Thursday afternoon following a spay/neuter clinic, between 6:00-6:30 p.m. return your borrowed traps to FCAP. When our traps are returned promptly and in good working condition, we return to you your trap loan cash/check or eliminate your trap loan credit card payment.
If you have other feral/homeless cats to be spayed/neutered, call FCAP again at 336-378-0878 to request the next available reservation. Or contact any other moderate cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic listed on the left column of this page! Paying a bit more now at any other clinic is much less expensive than having additional unwanted kittens.
You've reduced the proliferation of unwanted cats, improved the health of existing feral or homeless cats, and even reduced expenses at your County Animal Shelter.