Sacramento County's Bradshaw Animal Shelter
launched a new no-cost community cat program
in partnership with Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
on Feb. 1, 2023.
The program offers free spay/neuter surgeries, ear tipping, rabies and FVRCP vaccines, flea treatment, wound care, and minor treatment of conditions such as tapeworms for community cats residing in Sacramento County. The services are sponsored by Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
So far, the program has been an enormous success. In February, 129 community cats were altered through the program: a 139% increase from February 2022, when only 54 community cats were able to be altered. Spring is already looking even busier: 210 community cats already have appointments booked for March.
"We are very excited that we are able to partner with Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
to offer this program to the community," said Annette Bedsworth, Director of Bradshaw Animal Shelter. "We hope that this
program will significantly reduce unwanted litters in Sacramento County and
provide the essential care that our community cats need.”
Sacramento County residents can make appointments for cats directly through Spay/Neuter Clinic
by calling (916) 368-7314 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Appointments are first come, first served. Drop-off and pick-up are done on the day of the appointment at the clinic. The clinic is located at 3839 Bradshaw Rd. in Sacramento, to the left of the shelter's main doors.