In an effort to reduce the numbers of feral cats and improve their quality of life, The Neuter Scooter will spay/neuter feral cats for $20.00 per cat. The requirements for feral cat pricing are as follows:
- The feral cat must be brought in a live trap. Any container other than a live trap (including carriers) will pay full price.
- At check-in, the cat will be evaluated by the surgery technicians and if they determine the cat is feral then the surgery will be $20.00 per cat.
- Be prepared to pay $50 per cat if we say your cat is not feral.
Stray cats and barn
cats are NOT feral
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How do I schedule a feral cat?
If you have a feral cat you would like to bring, Click Here to schedule an appointment. If you bring the cat(s) in a live trap(s) and they are truly feral, we will only ask for a payment of $20/cat.
How can I tell if the cats are stray or feral?
A stray cat is a domestic cat that has been abandoned or has strayed from home and become lost. A stray cat may be skittish in your presence, but because stray cats once knew human companionship, they can usually be re-socialized and re-homed.
A feral cat is born and raised outside with little or no human contact or is a stray that has lived outside long enough to revert to a wild state. Adult feral cats usually cannot be tamed and are most content living outside. Feral kittens up to eight or ten weeks of age, on the other hand, can often be tamed and placed in homes.
What is the difference between a stray cat and a feral cat?
Observe the cat's appearance and behavior. A stray cat is likely to approach you, although usually not close enough for you to touch him. If you put food down, a stray cat will likely start to eat it right away. A stray cat is often vocal, sometimes talking insistently, and may look disheveled, as if unused to dealing with conditions on the street. A stray cat may be seen at all hours of the day.
A feral cat is silent, will not approach humans, and generally will be seen only from dusk to dawn, unless extraordinarily hungry and foraging for food. A feral cat has adapted to conditions and is likely to appear well groomed. If you put food down for a feral cat, he will wait until you move away from the area before approaching the food.
Want to help humanely reduce the cat overpopulation problem? Check out these sites:
Through the efforts of volunteers, and the donations of concerned citizens, IndyFeral is improving the lives of central Indiana?s homeless cats. Formed in 2002, IndyFeral facilitated the spaying/neutering of over 2,300 stray and feral cats in the first two years of its existence. IndyFeral Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding and providing resources to control the stray and feral cat problem in central Indiana through humane means.
: Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, is a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) - the most humane and effective method to reduce feral cat populations.