Welcome to SCRUFF

SCRUFF has resumed its monthly spay day clinics at the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) at 53 Maple Ave, Schenectady, NY. Our next clinic will take place on Sunday, July 18th. If interested in making a spay or neuter appointment for a community cat, please call us at 518-526-3372. Check back again to learn of future spay dates and thank you for your support!


SCRUFF (Spaying Capital Region Unowned Feral Felines), is a Trap-Neuter-vaccinate-Return (TNvR) organization for feral and stray cats. Run by dedicated volunteers, SCRUFF provides low-cost spay/neuter services for this unowned population of cats.


Founded by Dr. Susan Sikule of Just Cats Veterinary Clinic, SCRUFF's mission is to work with the public to humanely reduce the population of feral and stray cats and to educate the public on ways to care for these “community” cats.


Modeling itself after the nationally acclaimed Alley Cat Allies, SCRUFF volunteers educate individuals and promote TNvR; since January 2007, we have spayed/neutered over 8,000 stray and feral cats! Through our programs and our valuable partnerships, SCRUFF's vision is a lifelong commitment to humanely reducing community cat populations throughout the Capital District Region, one cat at a time.

Feral Facts

Feral Facts
Feral cats have lived outdoors among people for 10,000 years; they have lived here in the U.S. for hundreds of years. Discover just a few facts you should know about feral cats.

Volunteer

Volunteer
Get involved!! Your volunteer support helps SCRUFF make a greater difference for community cats.

Events

Events
SCRUFF strives to sponsor events to generate interest and financial support for the work we do.
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