Our Clinic Policies and Procedures

About Our Clinic

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation operates a low cost, high volume spay neuter clinic specifically for free-roaming cats. Fewer than 3 percent of free-roaming cats are spayed or neutered, and our clinic is dedicated to increasing these numbers so that fewer kittens are born each year to suffer and die in our communities and so that cats who live outdoors have safer, healthier lives.

Note: Animals must be three months of age and approximately three pounds to receive services at our clinic. This is a three-month-old kitten weighing just over three pounds.

Location:
3909 Hartzdale Dr.
Suite 905
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (By Appointment Only. We do not accommodate walk-ins)
Drop-Off Time: 8:30 - 9:00AM
Pick-Up Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM (A specific time will be assigned during check-in; Same Day Pick-Up; No Overnight Boarding)

Services Rendered:

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Distemper Vaccine
  • Parasite Treatments
  • Post-Operative Antibiotic
  • Subcutaneous Fluids / Pain Medication (when appropriate)
  • Ear Tip
  • Note: All cats will be eartipped. A tipped ear identifies the cat as a humanely managed free-roaming cat who has been altered and vaccinated for rabies. This protects the cat from being trapped and anesthetized again, makes trapping projects more efficient, and maximizes Trap Neuter Return surgery processes. It also protects cats from the pointless and ineffective practice of rounding up and killing cats in response to “rabies scares” and from being taken to municipally contracted shelters, where they would most likely be killed, a terrifying process for the cat that also results in waste of taxpayer dollars.

Cost: $30 per cat
We accept Visa/Mastercard (preferred), check, or cash (please bring exact change). If you have made prior arrangements with our clinic manager for monthly billing through qualified programs, be sure to prepare the billing code provided to you for processing.

DOs and DON'Ts

DOs:

  • DO bring each cat in their own humane box-type trap appropriately sized for feral cats, possums, raccoons, or groundhogs (at least 11" wide x 12" high).
    Cats arriving at our clinic in cages, carriers, or other containers will not be processed. Sedating for surgery is quicker and less stressful for cats in humane traps. It also is easier for us to keep them clean and warm and otherwise monitor their progress during recovery from surgery. In addition, it is safer for our veterinary staff. Cats are not handled until they are sedated. This prevents escapes and protects our staff from bites and other incidents. If you do not have humane traps and would like to borrow traps from the foundation, please visit our Humane Trap Loans page.
  • DO securely close all trap doors to prevent accidental escapes.
  • DO make sure your traps are properly labeled with your name and phone number, and trapping location information.
  • DO withhold food after 12 midnight the night before your appointment to prevent complications from anesthesia.
  • DO email appointments@nobodyscats.org at least 24-48 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule.
  • DO arrive between 8:30 and 9:00AM the day of yor appointment.
  • DO enter through our glass front door (lobby) to check in.
  • DO fill out an Admission Form for each cat either ahead of time, or when you check in for your appointment.
  • DO carefully review our Arrival Checklist and Post Surgery Recovery Instructions.
  • DO be mindful of our staff and other clients' time during check-in and check-out.
  • DO contact an emergency veterinary clinic immediately in the case of health issues.

DON'Ts:

  • DON'T bring a cat in a cage, carrier, or container other than an appropriately sized box style trap.
  • DON'T bring pets or free-roaming cats who will become indoor pets.
    More than 85 percent of pet cats are already spayed or neutered and responsible rescues and shelters spay or neuter every animal before placing it in a new home. In addition, many services are available that provide affordable spay/neuter services for pets and free-roaming cats who will become pets.
    Spay/Neuter Resources for Pets
  • DON'T bring in cats without an appointment.
  • DON'T bring in species other than cats.
  • DON'T bring cats into the lobby.
    Leave traps in your vehicle. In hot weather, run air conditioning to prevent the cats from overheating while you are checking in. In especially cold winter weather, run the heat to prevent the cats from becoming chilled prior to surgery.
  • DON'T attempt to enter our surgery suite at any time.
  • DON'T attempt to enter our surgery suite at any time.

Schedule Your Appointment

Important Documents

Clinic Arrival Checklist
Step by step instructions about how to prepare for surgery appointments.

Clinic Admission Form
Admission sheet that can be filled out in advance of appointments, one for each cat.

Post Surgery Recovery Instructions
Step by step instructions about how to prepare for post surgery recovery.

TNR Coordinator Checklist
Information for coordinators of large scale projects, or people managing projects for organizations, municipalities, and/or other clients.

Surgery Subsidy Program


Need help covering the cost of surgeries? Our Surgery Subsidy Program may be able to help!

Many municipalities subsidize surgeries through community cats programs, Feral Cat Surgery Vouchers from the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, or non- profit organizations that have received grant funding. We can help you contact these programs, most of which will also subsidize surgeries at our clinic with advanced approval. The foundation may be able to provide subsidy in some amount toward the cost of surgery and related services, depending on the number of animals in the colony and the caretaker's financial means. Examples of hardships that we consider during the application process include: reduced income, income dependent on public assistance, loss of job, medical bills, and military duty.

In order to be considered for a surgery subsidy in any amount, you must complete:

Submit to:
Surgery Subsidy Program
The Nobody's Cats Foundation
3909 Hartzdale Dr.
Suite 905
Camp Hill, PA 17011

contact@nobodyscats.org