Spaying Capital Region Unowned Feral Felines (SCRUFF)


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 9,000 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

Liter of Cats

Feral cats have lived outdoors among people for 10,000 years; they have lived here in the U.S. for hundreds of years. Here are just a few facts you should know about feral cats. [Read More)


SCRUFF Clinic July 2021

Get involved!! Your volunteer support helps SCRUFF make a greater difference for community cats. Each SCRUFF volunteer helps us widen our reach to reduce the overpopulation of cats within the Capital Region. [Read More]



SCRUFF Spay Day Video