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  • Arrange low cost spay and neuter services for feral and stray cats. For $75, we will arrange a spay or neuter appointment. If you cannot afford $75, we ask you to contribute what you can afford. SCRUFF will not deny services to any feral or stray cat. Payment is requested on day of surgery (check payable to SCRUFF or cash only). In addition to the surgery, cats will receive rabies and distemper vaccinations, as well as a mandatory left ear tip – a universally accepted symbol to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated community cat. Cats may also receive fluids and a flea treatment. SCRUFF partners with the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Schenectady, NY to offer a monthly spay day clinic on the third Sunday (March-November) with additional weekday appointments, as available. Appointments are required prior to trapping a cat. A SCRUFF volunteer can educate on the trapping process. Cats must arrive in a covered humane trap (e.g. TruCatchHavahart). Traps are available to lease by appointment and a security deposit is required. Refer to our Trapping page for helpful guidance. Cat carriers and squirrel traps are not acceptable!
  • Provide information about feral cats via our phone line and website
  • Community outreach and education, including TNR workshops
  • Hands-on trapping instruction and equipment loans