TNR CLINIC SCHEDULE

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Please contact the TNR Manager 909-816-5915 to reserve a spot for a cat at these clinics:

August 13th PSAS clinic.

       Unfortunately, this clinic is already full. Please do not bring in any cats to this clinic unless you have called me and been put on the clinic list. We have a set number of cats we can accommodate at any clinic . Once that number has been reached, the clinic must be closed in order to prevent the TNR team from having to turn people away  who have trapped cats we cannot take in for surgery.

       September clinics have not been set. If you want to reserve spots for the September clinic(s), please call the TNR hotline and leave a voicemail 760-820-2281 or call me directly at 909-816-5915.

       Reminder:  TNR is a clinic for community cats.  These cats get a tipped left ear to help trappers identify cats that are already fixed from those cats that are not fixed and need to be trapped. Please do not ask us to not tip a cat’s ear.  If you truly do not want a cat to have a tipped ear, please consider our low cost spay and neuter clinic.    Thank You.

DROP OFF

At the Palm Springs Animal Shelter (typically Sally Port)

OPTION 1: the night before surgery between 7:15PM -9:30 PM

OPTION 2: the morning of surgery between 7:15 AM -8:30 AM

TIP: ALWAYS CHECK TO ENSURE CATS ARE NOT EAR-TIPPED BEFORE BRINGING THEM TO THE SHELTER

NOTE: ALL CATS MUST HAVE THEIR TRAP COMPLETELY COVERED IN A SHEET (SUMMER) OR TOWEL (WINTER)

PICK UP

From the Shelter (typically Sally Port)

The morning after surgery between 7:15 AM -8:30 AM

APPROVED TRAPS

The approved trap for the PSAS TNR program is the TruCatch 30LTD Trap.  They are available to borrow from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

FEES AND DONATIONS

In order to sustain the program and to help offset actual costs, we ask participants for a voluntary $45 donation per cat. The nominal fees offsets the costs of the veterinarian, medical assistants, anesthesia, pain meds, consumables, spay/neuter, ear tip, rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia), microchip, and if needed fluids for hydration.  In addition, cats are treated for fleas, ear mites, and ticks if visible. We do not want this cost to restrict or limit anyone from participating, so we proactively partner with all people of all financial means. Talk to us if you need fees waived, or if you are able to contribute more.

SURGERY

Once sedated, cats are checked for potential microchips and potential past evidence of neuter/spay procedures. All cats are spayed/neutered, ear tipped, receive rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia), microchipped, and if needed cats will receive fluids for hydration.  In addition, cats are treated for fleas, ear mites, and ticks if visible. Our staff will work with you on a case by case basis for all extenuating circumstances including injuries, infections, abscesses, and single enucleation. Post-surgery the cats are held at the shelter overnight at an appropriate temperature for recovery. This gives the cats time to recover in a quiet and safe space, while the anesthesia wears off. They are also given food and water. Cats must be returned the next day to the exact location where they were trapped.

ASSISTANCE

Please read our policies on humane trapping before beginning. 

Call the TNR Hotline, 760-820-2281 with questions, concerns, or for assistance.  Or email us TNR@PSAnimalShelter.org.

Responses may take 1-2 days. Immediate cat rescue issues should be directed to Palm Springs Animal Control via Palm Springs Police Department at: 760 327-1441.