Community (aka feral or barn) Cat FREE Spay-Neuter
Taos Feral Feline Friends 575-758-3519
TNR (Trap Neuter Return) is TFFF's community outreach program supporting the animal care efforts of individuals with outdoor cat populations. Free TNR spay-neuter appointments are at Salazar Rd Vet Clinic and are scheduled via TFFF. TFFF has cat traps for loan for their TNR appts.
Taos County Animal Control 575-737-6488
Taos County Animal Control is offering $45 copay vouchers for outdoor cats at the Salazar Rd Vet Clinic in Taos. According the Sheriff who is in charge of how the $25,000/year in Taos County taxpayer funds spent on spay-neuter: "Feral cats, by true definition of wild and no ownership, are not generally ones we will give vouchers for. But ones that can be trapped and reasonably tamed and can be adoptable to farms/ranches can be." So if your outdoor cat(s) is going to be one you're willing to feed/provide water to keep around your property as a mouser, then that should make the cat eligible for a voucher.
First, please make your appointment at Salazar Rd Vet: 575-758-9115.
Second, call Taos County Animal Control and ask for Animal Control Officers (ACOs) Richard or Rita to call you back to help arrange for your free spay-neuter via this program. ACOs will return your call within a few days. If you do not hear back from them, please call them again until you do. If you're told "no" re a voucher, please feel free contact the Sheriff.
Note: Per Taos County Animal Control's offer for free spay-neuter: there's a $45 co-pay to the vet to cost share the rabies vaccine & microchip.
Sorry, Animal Control does not make this program eligible for Taos or Picuris Pueblo.
Register your the cat's microchip for FREE at the Found Animals Registry.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (SFAS&HS) 505-474-6422
Spay-neuter clinic is at 2570 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, 87507
Pricing is on their website, and is $70/cat which includes spay-neuter/rabies vaccine and microchip. Simply call or text 505-474-6422 to make an appointment. Appointments available Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs, and feral cats must be in a trap. Typically drop off time is between 9-10am and pick up time is ~2pm the same day (sometimes earlier), but please confirm the times with their staff.
Street Cat Hub in Albuquerque
Street Cat Hub offers feral cat spay-neuter fee is $75 for those outside of Bernalillo County. Cats must be in feral cat traps.
Contact on-line, or for those without internet access: 505-247-9357.
Physical Address (ALL visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY):
1616 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
Planned Pethood Taos has donated 10 traps to Stray Hearts for loan to the public.
The shelter charges a $20 fully refundable deposit per trap, call 575-758-2981 to arrange to borrow traps.
1/3/21: TNR APPTS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL STRAY HEARTS RESTARTS THEIR TNR PROGRAM...
Free TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for community cats.
Please call 575-758-2981 to ask if the shelter's TNR program is restarting soon.
9/11/21 Stray Hearts posted: "Dr. Fletcher [DVM]...feels strongly about implementing a strong spay and neuter program at Stray Hearts...Her plans also include a trap, neuter, release [TNR] component. "I'll need a strong community of volunteers and the support of other animal welfare organizations like Taos Feral Feline Friends for the trap, neuter, release program", noted Dr. Fletcher."
The shelter's TNR protocol before they stopped giving TNR appts ~ 1 year ago:
Stray Hearts can fix up to 2 community cats per surgery day on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Trappers can drop off the cat(s) the afternoon before or the morning of surgery.
The community cats will be vaccinated and ear-tipped for free during spay-neuter surgery.
Stray Hearts will keep the cat(s) in their trap(s) overnight after surgery so they can recover before the trapper returns the cat to its home turf and sets the cat loose.
Trapper has to agree to take the cats back to the location where they were trapped.