Critters Without Litters will accept community cats* for spaying and neutering on Monday – Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., under the following conditions:
You must give us a call at 661-831-6000 prior to setting out your trap(s) so we can reserve a space on our appointment schedule for your cat. We are altering multiple community cats each day in addition to all of the owned pets we see in out clinic, so we can only rarely accommodate trapped cats without a prior appointment. Should you not be able to trap the cat on the day you thought, please call us and let us know that you did not catch the cat so we are not expecting you to arrive.
Community cats coming in for surgery must be in a cat trap. No exceptions. If you are using your own trap, please note that cat traps must be a minimum of 9″x 9″ x 28″. The small traps that are sold at feed stores, usually as part of a two-pack, (measuring 7″ x 7″ x 24″) are designed for ground squirrels or gophers. The small trap is not suitable for cats, and we will not accept cats coming to our clinic in those traps. If you choose to purchase a trap, we recommend traps that are 10″ x 12″ x 32″ for the safety of the cat. Critters Without Litters offers cat traps rentals if you need to get a properly-sized trap before your appointment. A $75 deposit is required for trap rental, which is fully refundable when the trap is returned to us clean and in good working order. Cats coming to our clinic in carriers are subject to appointment availability and will be charged our fees for owned cats.
Community cats will receive surgery, a rabies vaccination, an FVRCP vaccination and an ear-tip on their right ear. No exceptions will be made regarding ear-tipping. The fee for surgery for community cats is $60 per cat.
Critters Without Litters has humane cat traps available for rent. If you wish to rent a trap, please come into the clinic during regular business hours, complete our cat trap rental agreement, leave the deposit, and take the trap with you. You may also download the form at the bottom of this page and complete it before coming into the clinic. If you are planning to trap a number of cats, you will also be asked to complete our Trapper Agreement prior to bringing cats to our clinic for surgery. You may download this form at the bottom of this page and complete it before coming to the clinic.
All community cats coming to our clinic for surgery will stay overnight. No exceptions.
If you choose to rent a trap from Critters Without Litters, the trap must be returned in a clean and operable condition within the period of your rental agreement. Failure to do so may result in the loss of your deposit.
If you need tips on trapping cats humanely, please download the Humane Trapping Tips form on the bottom of this page.
*“Community cats” are defined as cats that are free-roaming and do not appear to have an owner or permanent place to live. This definition includes feral cats and neighborhood strays.