The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA offers free spay/neuter services for community/barn (feral) cats living in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.
Free services include: the spay or neuter surgery (kittens must be at least two months old and weigh two pounds to be eligible for surgery); FVRCP and Rabies vaccines (kittens must be at least three months old to receive Rabies vaccinations); post-op pain medications; and ear tipping of the cat’s left ear to indicate sterilization.
Other medical treatments may be available for a small fee. If your community cat is in need of additional services, please inquire at the SPCA front desk when you drop the cat off for surgery. Please withhold food from cats the night and morning before surgery.
Community/barn cats can be dropped off for surgery at the SPCA Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. to noon. No appointment is needed if you’re bringing fewer than five cats on any given day. All feral cats must arrive in a cage. For large colonies of cats or if you require free trapping assistance, call the community cat manager at (434) 466-3065 to make reservations.