HOW WE HELP
SPAY AND NEUTER RESOURCES
Overpopulation due to unaltered pets contributes to problems of neglect, abandonment, suffering, and euthanization. Colony Cats facilitates low-cost spay/neuter (and will subsidize at no cost in qualifying circumstances). Please be part of the only solution and fix your pet.
For more information or if you have questions about spay and neuter, please contact us by email or by phone at 614-570-0471.
Additional area resources for low-cost spay/neuter of owned pets:
- Cat Welfare Association - 614.268.6096
- RASCAL Unit - 614.389.3500
- Columbus Dog Connection - 614.471.9000
- SOS Ohio - 614.396.8707
- NOMAD - 614.348.7298
- Pet Promise
- Ohio SPCA
FERAL CATS and TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN (TNR)
If you are feeding any feral, stray, or abandoned cats, getting them fixed is crucial to improving their quality of life and managing the population. Two unaltered cats and their descendents can theoretically number 420,000 cats in just seven years.
Trap-neuter-return is the recommended approach for spay/neuter of homeless cats that are too timid or feral to be handled. Cats are humanely trapped, altered, eartipped (while under anesthesia, to signify that they are fixed), given a rabies shot, treated for parasites, and are returned to their territory after recovery for ongoing supervision by their caregiver.
Download these Alley Cat Allies publications to learn more about feral cats and TNR:
- Trap-Neuter-Return: The Basics
- Discover the Truth About Feral Cats
- The Truth About Feral Cats and the Vacuum Effect
- How to Live with Cats in Your Neighborhood
Do you need help with TNR?
Street cats are right up our alley!
Please call us for assistance 614-570-0471
or contact us by email.
Additional central Ohio TNR and
feral cat spay/neuter programs*:
- Pet Promise (City Kitty Program) - 614.738.2149
- Save the Wild Side (German Village area) - email or 614.581.0979
- Spay and Neuter Abandoned Cats and Kittens, Inc.
(Delaware, Morrow, Knox, and southern Richland Counties) - email
- Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League (Mansfield and Richland Counties) - email or 567.241.3244
- Black and Orange Cat Foundation (Union and Madison Counties) - email or 614.873.0880 x209
*Please note that some of these programs also do routine testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) at the time of the spay/neuter and euthanize when the test is positive. If this is a consideration/concern for you ask about the program's policy when scheduling an appointment. Familiarize yourself on the topic of testing with this Alley Cat Allies article and this Neighborhood Cats article.