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Spaying and neutering dogs and cats prevents reproduction and not only reduces the homeless pet population, it also creates healthier, safer communities and better behaved pets! Dogs and cats may be safely spayed or neutered once they reach two pounds or two months, whichever is greater. During surgery your pet will be fully anesthetized and will not feel any pain. As with any surgery, there may be some discomfort associated with the procedure post operatively but this is kept to a minimum through the use of pain medications.
Since 2004 we have provided high-volume, targeted free and low-cost spay/neuter services to pets throughout Greater Richmond. Twelve years later, we have performed more than 95,000 surgeries in our Smoky's Spay/Neuter Clinic. If you would like to make a donation to support our clinic, please click here.
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The Richmond SPCA provides low-cost surgeries to clients of the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital and pets in the care of local government shelters. To learn more about how you can become a client of the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, visit our Client Eligibility page or call the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital client services team at 804-521-1330.
The Richmond SPCA provides free surgeries and rabies vaccinations to feral cats within the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland. To schedule free surgeries for feral cats, please email Shane Clements, client services coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To humanely and effectively manage feral (unsocialized) cat colonies, the Richmond SPCA offers free spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination and Ivomec injection (deworming) for feral cats within our defined free service area, which includes the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico. For feral cats outside of the Greater Richmond area, there is a $40 charge per cat of either gender, which includes surgery, rabies vaccination and ivermectin injection (deworming).
If you are interested in doing Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats through our hospital, please call 804-521-1330.
We loan humane cat traps for the purposes of TNR. Please let us know that you need a trap(s) when you make your appointment with our clinic. There is a $50 deposit to be paid at the time the trap is loaned, which is returned to you when the trap is returned in working order, within three months of the trap rental. Trap reservations are required as we have a limited supply available. Please note that the sterilized and vaccinated feral cats will need to be returned to their current habitat (where you trapped them) to live out their natural lifespan.
The Richmond SPCA offers a 1-year rabies booster vaccine for feral cats who have already been ear tipped (indicating spay/neuter). Feral caretakers residing within our service area may bring a trapped, ear tipped cat to our clinic between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, to receive the booster. Please email email@example.com in advance of your coming.
Yahoo! Group for Richmond-area feral cat caregivers and supporters
Helping Community Cats Video
Alley Cat Allies information about TNR
More Resources for Caretakers
More Resources for Residents and Property Owners
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Please consider sponsoring a spay or neuter surgery for a homeless pet at the Richmond SPCA. Your gift of love will help reduce the number of homeless pets in our community. Click here to offer your support for the spay/neuter fund or call 804-521-1308.
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If you are looking solely for spay/neuter services, please be advised that in addition to our Smoky's Spay/Neuter Clinic, other area low-cost sterilization clinics include: Barron Surgery (Mechanicsville) / 804-368-6232; Jessica Beath Spay/Neuter Clinic (Hanover) / 804-752-7729; Richmond Animal League (Chesterfield) / 804-379-9725; and Prevent a Litter (Richmond City) / 804-359-6369.