South Georgia Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic   

 

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Office Hours

 

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Surgery Drop Off:
Dogs & Cats: 7:30 am
(by appointment only)

Surgery Release:
Dogs: 1:30 pm
Cats: 4:00 pm

Services are "out-patient" only,
no overnight stays are permitted.

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Our Location

 

We are located BEHIND
Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary
at 425 Covington Avenue
in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Low Cost Fees

 

$60 - CATS
$75 - DOGS (40 lbs and under)
$85 - DOGS (41-60 lbs)
$95 - DOGS (61-80 lbs)

$110 - DOGS (over 80 lbs)

Documentation of current rabies vaccination is required, or there
will be an additional $10 fee for vaccination with surgery.


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Feral Cats

 

 

WHAT IS A FERAL CAT?

 

A feral cat is a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild, or the descendants of such an animal. It is distinguished from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned, while feral cats have never been socialized.


There is a difference between stray cats and feral cats. Strays have been pets. They are tame, friendly, and can be adopted into homes. Feral cats are not tame...they cannot be socialized, cannot be pets, and are not adoptable. Watch the cat's behavior. A stray will let you get close, and may even allow petting. Strays are vocal (they "talk"), having lived with humans. They are more curious. On the other hand, feral cats will run away when they see you. Even as you keep feeding them, they continue to avoid you.

NOTE: Ear tipping is the universal symbol that a feral cat has been sterilized. It ensures that the cat
won't have to undergo unnecessary repeat trapping and surgery.

 

For more information about Feral Cats visit: www.alleycat.org.

 

OUR FERAL CAT POLICY

We offer a Feral Cat Package, which includes the spay or neuter, ear tipping, and rabies vaccination.

For more information and pricing call the clinic.

ALL hard to-handle / feral cats must come in a humane trap. We will not accept a feral cat if it is not in a trap. A humane trap can be borrowed from the clinic for a $50.00 refundable deposit. The deposit will be refunded when the trap is returned in good working order.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

• All feral cats must be in a humane trap to be accepted for surgery. Drop-off for ferals is
  Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 10:30 am.

• All feral cats will be given an ear tip, approved by the American Veterinary Medical
  Association
as the universal sign a cat has been spayed or neutered.
• All cats 4 months or older that are accepted for surgery are vaccinated for rabies.
• Dissolvable sutures are used to eliminate the need for a follow up visit.

 

POST SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

Leave the cat(s) in the traps or in which they were placed after surgery. Do not try to move the cat to a larger cage. Keep the doors locked at all times unless of emergency.


Monitor and Keep Warm: Keep an eye on the cat for bleeding, infection, illness, and loss of appetite every hour.


DO NOT release the cats on the same night of surgery! Both male and females should be kept in a trap overnight in a warm area such as a bathroom or spare bedroom where the temperature is about 70 degrees. Cats cannot regulate their body temperature while under anesthesia so be sure they do not get too cold or hot.


Keep the trap or carrier covered with a sheet to reduce stress for the cat.


The cats will be groggy after surgery. Anesthesia will wear off after in about 4 to 24 hours. During this time be aware that the anesthesia may have hallucinogenic affects and could cause the cats to overreact to normal stimulation.


Feeding: Immediately after surgery, kittens 4 months and younger will be given food. Do not feed adult cats until at least eight hours after surgery. Feed a small amount of canned food with water in a low container or lid. Some cats may not have an appetite or be too scared to eat. Use extreme caution when lifting the door. Open the back of the trap slowly, just a crack. Slide the lid of food in quickly without putting your hand inside and always keep an eye on the cat.


Changing Trap Paper: You will need to remove urine soaked newspaper from the trap and replace with fresh paper. Just like feeding, use extreme caution. Only raise the trap door a crack and slide out the soiled paper and slide new paper in. If you are unable to slide clean newspaper in the trap, place the trap onto the folded paper so that it can still absorb any waste.


Releasing The Cat: The following morning after the surgery day, check and be sure the cat is fully alert and is not displaying any signs of illness. 24 hours after surgery, they can be returned to where they were trapped (with the exception of inclement weather or extreme outdoor temperatures). If a female was pregnant, she may need an additional 24 to 48 hours for recovery.

 

Emergencies

 

If an animal is bleeding, vomiting, having difficulty breathing, or not waking up, call the SGA Spay & Neuter Clinic at 229-236-7297, or call the nearest veterinary hospital. If the cat is vomiting, their head may need to be turned so that the liquid can come out. Tip the cage to shift the cat's position.


 
 
 
     
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