Feral/Community Cat Program

cat with ear tip and cat in feral cat trap

In preparation for your visit, please check our hours of operation for any special updates.


In order to ensure the safety of our valued community cat caregivers and the cats in their care, the Monday – Saturday Community Cat Clinic is now accessible through an online sign-up process. This allows individuals who have trapped a cat as early as 10:00 PM the night before surgery to reserve 1 of the 10 daily spots safely (from their home computer or mobile device).

10 appointment spots will open each evening at 10:00 PM for the next day’s clinic. Appointments must be made by 6:30 AM on the day of your visit. 

To secure 1 of the 10 daily appointments, all clients must meet these requirements: 

  • You must trap the cat before making an appointment 
  • Cats must be in a humane cat trap (not a pet carrier), completely covered by a towel or blanket 
  • One cat per household per day: limit two cats per household per week 
  • Cats will receive an ear tip 

To agree to these terms and secure an available appointment, click here

All Monday through Saturday appointments have been sponsored and spay/neuter (along with FVRCP and rabies vaccinations; a mandatory ear tip; and ear mite or flea treatment if needed) will be FREE for all Sacramento County community cats, thanks to the Sacramento SPCA Feline Spay and Neuter Fund.    

If the cat was trapped outside of Sacramento County, there will be a $65 fee. 

After booking your appointment, please line up in a single file line in front of the cat lobby entrance between 7:00 AM – 7:15 AM. Arrival after 7:15 AM will postpone your check-in to 8:30 AM. We are unable to check-in cats after 8:30 AM. Pick up for community cats is at 4:45pm.

  • If a cat appointment is canceled that spot becomes available again
  • If you make an appointment and no longer need it, please cancel to make room for another cat in need

Thank you for helping us ensure a safer and more streamlined process for our community trappers and the cats in your care. If you have any questions or concerns about this new process or the sign-up platform, please contact us at commcats@sspca.org



The Sacramento SPCA holds Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics four Sundays per month. These clinics are specifically for feral and free-roaming cats that have been trapped the day before the clinic and are not intended for pet cats. The price is $30* per cat and includes spay/neuter, a mandatory ear tip, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations, and flea and ear mite treatment if needed.  

To request a reservation for one of the Sunday clinics, click here.  

*Unless the cat is trapped in Sacramento County, then the fee has been sponsored. 

Other Feral Cat Resources​

Traps Can be Rented at the Below locations: 

  • Local feed stores (for purchase or rent depending on store) 
  • Amazon (for purchase) 

Other Suggestions for Traps (Rental/Borrow) 

  • Reach out to others in your neighborhood on social media: Facebook, NextDoor, & Instagram