No excuses...no littering!
Every year we have a kitten season, which runs from March to as late as November depending on weather. The Amador County Animal Shelter houses and cares for as many kittens as space permits, and many people in our community at animal control, the veterinary clinics, the humane society, and shelter volunteers work very hard to try to give these precious lives a chance to be adopted and find a forever family.
Even with all of us banding together and working as a team, using both the county and humane society financial resources, the sad truth is many kittens will have their tiny lives cut short due to being separated from their mother too early, exposure to diseases from other cats and kittens, being exposed to the elements and having their core body temperature drop too low before being found, etc. It is not desirable or natural for infants of any species to be separated from their mothers and grow up in small cages! This needless suffering can be ended if we just spay and neuter our pets, and ideally widen the net if we can to include strays and ferals on our properties.
A-PAL has financial aid programs to help low income cat owners, and also has certificates to offset the surgery cost of spay/neuters for both dogs and cats that belong to any Amador County resident.
FREE FERAL CAT SPAY OR NEUTER
Call your local veterinarian to ask when you may make an appointment for your feral cat spay/ neuter. It is best to call in advance to assure your trapped cat will have an appointment even if your trapping is not successful and you need to cancel and try again.
Rent a trap, trap the cat and call your participating veterinarian to conﬁrm your appointment.
FREE DOG & CAT SPAY/NEUTER FOR Medi-Cal recipients (limit 2 per household)
Call a participating veterinarian and inform them that you wish to participate in this program. Be prepared to show proof of eligibility and to pay for any additional services you require. Contact your Eligibility Worker or Social Services at 209-223-6550 to obtain proof of eligibility.
FREE PITBULL DOG SPAY OR NEUTER (limit 2 per household)– For Amador County Residents only.
Call Corey or April at 209-283-9270 for details.
email is firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMAL SHELTER MOM CAT FREE SPAY
Customers who surrender a litter of kittens at the animal shelter will be given a green free spay certificate for the mother cat. Instructions tell them to call a participating veterinarian to make an appointment to spay their cat. Participants must be Amador County residents and must give their certificate to the clinic at the time of surgery.
The certificate program allows Amador County residents who need ﬁnancial assistance to spay or neuter their cat or dog at a local veterinarian for a reduced price. Certificates in hard copy may be obtained at the Amador County Animal Shelter or the Feed Barn. Please see the form below which also may be printed and given to the veterinarian of your choice at the time of surgery.
Download spay/neuter form for DOGS (PDF)
Download spay/neuter form for CATS (PDF)
PARTCIPATING VETERINARIANS INCLUDE –
Acorn Hills Veterinary Clinic ...................... 267-5554
Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital .................... 223-3131
Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic ............... 223-3504
Pine Grove Veterinary Clinic ..................... 296-8530
Shenandoah Valley Veterinary Clinic ....... 245-6211
Upper Ridge Road Veterinary Care .......... 296-1300
When you call to make your appointment, please inform the participating clinic of your chosen program – the certificate program requires that you first obtain the certificate to present at the time of service. Be prepared to show proof of Amador County residency and Medi-Cal card if applicable. Feral cats must be taken to the clinic in a trap and their ear will be clipped to prevent retrapping and unnecessary surgeries.