Community (aka feral or barn) Cat FREE Spay-Neuter
Taos County Animal Control 575-737-6488
Taos County Animal Control is offering free spay-neuter 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 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.
Planned Pethood Taos 575-613-4110
Since our 100% volunteer non-profit seeks to reduce the pet overpopulation in the Taos area, if you are unable to get a feral or outdoor cat spayed/neutered via the Taos County Animal Control voucher program, and/or have no way of getting to the vet for a free community cat spay-neuter, then please call or text us/Planned Pethood Taos at 575-613-4110 for help.
Planned Pethood Taos has a variety of feral cat traps for loan if you are willing to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) a feral cat(s) and take the cat to Salazar Rd Vet Clinic for FREE spay/neuter-vaccines with funding usually from the Zimmer Feline Foundation.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (SFAS&HS) 505-474-6422
Spay-neuter clinic is at 2570 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, 87507
Feral/outdoor only cats are free at this clinic IF you are working with us/Planned Pethood Taos to get the feral/outdoor cat fixed. Otherwise, pricing is on their website, and is $70/cat which includes spay-neuter/rabies vaccine and microchip. If you are working with us, we will get approval for a Zimmer voucher and then there are no additional fees if the cat is in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid (one or both testicles failed to descend into the scrotum by 6 months of age). Simply call or text 505-474-6422 to make an appointment. Appointments available Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs. Typically drop off time is between 8am-9am and pick up time is by 2pm the same day (sometimes earlier), but please confirm the times with their staff.
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.
Call 575-758-2981 for appointment.
Stray Hearts can fix up to 2 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.