Community (aka feral or barn) Cat FREE Spay-Neuter
Taos County Animal Control 575-737-6488
Using Taos County funds, Taos County Animal Control is offering free spay-neuter for cats at the Salazar Rd Vet Clinic in Taos.
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.
Note: Per Taos County Animal Control's offer for free spay-neuter: there's a $30 co-pay to the vet to cost share the vaccine & microchip. If you need help with that co-pay for a Trap-Neuter-Return cat appointment, please contact Planned Pethood Taos at 575-613-4110.
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 non-profit seeks to reduce the pet overpopulation in the Taos area, if you are unable to get your cat (pet, stray, or feral) spayed/neutered for FREE via the Zimmer Feline Foundation or 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 us 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 on a case by case basis, set up an appt at the Salazar Rd Vet Clinic, Angel Fire Vet or Santa Fe Humane's clinic for a free feral cat spay/neuter.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (SFAS&HS) 505-474-6422
Spay-neuter clinic is at 2570 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, 87507
For lower-income residents (annual income $40k/yr or less) outside of Santa Fe, SFAS&HS will spay or neuter cats for only $30 through grants/donations. Vaccines and microchip are free, but optional, when included with the spay/neuter. With the $30 pricing, 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 but you have to ask for the $30 price. 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.
Española Valley Humane Society (EVHS) FREE
PROGRAM CURRENTLY SUSPENDED as of Feb 2021
Quickest and easiest way to make spay-neuter appointment is on-line
Or call 505-753-0228 for appointments. No voucher required.
The EVHS offers FREE spay-neuter for Taos area community (feral or barn) cats with funding provided by the Zimmer Feline Foundation. Check-in with cat(s) between 8am-9am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Fridays (excluding holidays). Community cats need to be in a trap and will be ear-tipped.
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Call 575-758-2981 for appointment.
Free TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for community cats.
*******1/3/21: CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL STRAY HEARTS HIRES A NEW VETERINARIAN******
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.
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.