PROBLEM– Thousands of cats are euthanized each year. These unwanted animals, whether they are pets that have strayed, kittens which could not be placed, farm cats who are left unattended, or feral cats without owners or caregivers, create the bulk of homeless felines that overwhelm the organizations that try to help them.
SOLUTION– TNR, or trap neuter return, is a method of managing cat populations in a humane and effective way. Colonies, or groups of cats, are registered with us by a colony-caregiver. Cats are trapped, brought to the clinic where they are examined, neutered or spayed, and given a rabies vaccine. All outdoor cats are ‘ear-tipped’ painlessly while they are under anesthesia, so they can easily be identified as cats which have been neutered. Then they are returned to their outdoor homes. The caregiver continues to feed and monitor the colony.
TNR stabilizes the size of the colonies quickly by immediately ending reproduction. The lives of the cats are improved. They enjoy better health without the stress caused by mating and pregnancy. They experience lower risk of disease since they have had medical attention. And the community has fewer complaints about sick cats and nuisance behaviors such as fighting and spraying. Registration by colony caregivers enables communities and caregivers to work together with organizations to track, target, and coordinate their services to cats and to the community.
We have started the Campaign for Compassion. We would like to see every community in Lycoming County become a Compassionate Community. If you would like to be a compassionate captain or caregiver for your neighborhood, work place or any colony please contact us for ways you can help. We need people willing to talk to their neighbors and co-workers to make everyone aware of the great cat overpopulation and how spaying and neutering can make a difference.
We have recently initiated our Compassionate Communities program where we are planning to work with each borough and township to provide funding for their resident’s TNR efforts. Currently, Picture Rocks and Montgomery boroughs are participating. If you are a resident of those communities you are able to get your stray/feral spayed or neutered at no cost to you. If your community would like to participate, please contact us.
Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-4. Surgery drop off is 7:30-9 a.m Monday through Thursday.
Beginning Feb. 1st we will no longer be offering surgery or wellness appointments on Fridays.
Due to staff/vet vacations/CE classes we will not be accepting walk in strays/ferals on the following dates:
Aug. 26, Sept. 7, Sept. 23, Sept. 27, Sept.30, Oct. 4, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 1 Nov. 4, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Nov. 29 and Dec. 16
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CATS FOR SURGERY ON THOSE DATES!!!
Currently we are allowing one cat per week, per colony, per vehicle, per household to be brought in Monday through Thursday without an appointment as long as it is at the clinic between 7:30-9 a.m. Cats brought in without an appointment will receive a left ear tip, no exceptions.
Trapped cats and appointments must be dropped off for surgery between 7:30-9 a.m. A surgery spot is not guaranteed if you arrive after 9 a.m. even if you have an appointment.
NEW ADDRESS AS OF 8/26/20: 320 EAST THIRD STREET, WILLIAMSPORT
Closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY WHEN WE ARE NOT IN PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FULL SERVICE VET OR THE EMERGENCY CLINIC. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE AS PHONES ARE NOT CHECKED WHEN CLINIC IS CLOSED.