| Basic Surgery Package (for Indoor, Pet Cats)
Includes: spay/neuter surgery, rabies & FVRCP vaccination, Revolution, pain medication injection, nail trim
Outdoor Cat Package (for Barn, Feral, Free-roaming Cats)
Includes: spay/neuter surgery, rabies & FVRCP vaccination, Revolution, pain medication injection, ear tip
A humane live trap is the safest and most effective way to transport feral and semi-feral cats to the DCHS Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic. Can a stranger cuddle your cat? If not, it is best to transport the cat in a trap!
Humane live traps may be rented from Dane County Humane Society’s main shelter location in Madison. A $20 cash deposit is required per trap. The cleaned trap must be returned within seven (7) days to the location it was rented from in order to redeem your deposit. Call our Main Shelter in Madison 608-838-0413 for more information and trap availability.
Download our Cat Live Trapping Instructions for more information on how to safely and humanely live trap a free-roaming cat.
DCHS Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic, 217 East Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53725
The clinic is located in downtown Mount Horeb, 20 minutes west of Madison. The facility is on the south side of the street, next door to Sjoulind’s Chocolate House.
The clinic does not have regular hours of operation during the restructure. Contact us at 608-437-1135 for more information regarding appointment availability during the restructure phase.
Surgery Days: 7:00am - 4:30pm
- Catch the cats at least 1 day before surgery!
- Feeding before surgery
- Adult animals - Remove food after 9PM the night before surgery. Fresh water should be available at all times.
- Kittens 6 months and under - Do not remove food (feed normally the night before surgery). Feed a small meal the morning of surgery. Fresh water should be available at all times.
- Feral cats - If cats will be housed in their traps for more than 12 hours, or if they appear to be less than 6 months old, please place approximately 1/2 can of wet food in their trap. Do not open the trap to do this- use a spoon to push the food through the side of the trap.
- All cats must be transported in their own individual secure pet carriers or traps. Hard-sided plastic carriers are best. Make sure all latches and doors are securely closed (use Zip-ties if necessary).
- Do not place two or more animals in one carrier. (Exception: friendly kittens < 6 months old may be transported in the same carrier in groups of 2 or 3.)
- All cats that are shy, not used to being handled, or feral must be transported in humane live traps and not in regular pet carriers. Cover all traps with a towel or sheet. PLEASE do not send feral cats in pet carriers!
- If you will not be dropping off your cat in person, you must complete your paperwork ahead of time. You will also need to schedule a time to speak to the veterinarian by phone before the day of your appointment to discuss the surgery and any special considerations for your cat.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your forms or download both forms here:
- Authorization Waiver.pdf (may complete one form for multiple cats)
Animal eligibility for surgery:
All animals should be in good health.
Kittens must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 pounds
New mothers can have spay surgery after their kittens are weaned, which is usually around 8 weeks after giving birth.
Females that are in heat are still able to undergo a spay surgery. They do not need to wait until the heat cycle is completed.
More questions? Visit the FAQ section of the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program page.
Discharge instructions will be given to clients at the time of discharge. Click on the link below for a copy of the post-surgical care instructions for companion, barn, and feral cats.
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Grant funding was provided by PetSmart Charities®.