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Stray Cat Programs

Spay Neuter - Feral Cat

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton makes a distinction between Feral Cats and Stray Cats. Feral cats are essentially wild animals: cats who have had little or no human socialization and generally cannot be touched by people.

Stray Cats are outside cats that are not owned by anyone but are social and can interact with people.

Feral Cat Program

There is a fee for each spay/neuter procedure. Cats in the Feral Program are not tested for diseases unless requested and paid for in advance. FELV/FIV testing fee is an optional $20.00. No vaccines, deworming or flea treatments will be administered. during surgery the left ear of each cat will be “tipped,” removing 1/4 inch from the top of the ear. This is a universal sign that the cat has been spayed or neutered.

For the safety of staff, feral cats must be contained in humane cat traps on the day of surgery. Each cat must be presented in a Live Humane Trap, NOT a pet carrier. Only one cat per trap is permitted.The Humane Society of Greater Dayton rents traps for this program for a nominal fee, when traps are available.

Veterinary Clinic Partnership

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is proud to collaborate with the Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association (MVVMA). The following local veterinary clinics offer a limited number of low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for owned animals each year through this partnership:

Please call the Humane Society at 937/268-PETS (7387) for more information.

General Notes

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all spay/neuter programs offered at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton require the following:

  • Surgery dates must be reserved in advance.
  • All fees must be paid before a surgery date can be reserved.
  • Checks are not accepted for payment; however, cash and credit cards are accepted.
  • Animals must be brought to the Humane Society on the day of surgery and picked up on the same day.
  • All programs are very popular, so please provide ample time to reserve your surgery date.
  • The Humane Society of Greater Dayton does not offer general veterinary care or advice.

Our Spay/Neuter programs are made possible by:

* Feral-cat photo courtesy of Jay Edmonds, “Feral Cats,”

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