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Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Do you have a question about our Spay/Neuter Clinic, our TNR program, pet care related to surgery, or another clinic-related topic? We'd love to hear from you! But before you call or email, please check to see if your issue is addressed below.

  • When can I bring a feral/community cat to the Spay/Neuter Clinic for the TNR program?

    Monday through Thursday between 8 and 8:30 am – one cat per person per day, and all cats must arrive in a humane trap.

  • When will I pick the cat up after surgery?

    The next day between 8-8:30am at the clinic entrance.

  • How many cats can I bring at a time through the TNR program?

    We allow one cat per person per day for our TNR program as a walk-in.

  • How do I bring more than one cat at a time for the TNR program?

    Make an appointment by emailing

  • What is the cost associated with TNR and what does that include?

    The cost is $20 and that includes the spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccine, and ear tipping of the left ear. A veterinary technician will examine the cat after he/she is under anesthesia and alert the doctor of any abnormalities. You will be contacted by phone while the cat is under anesthesia if further treatment is recommended.

  • Do you offer additional services and what are those costs?

    We offer the following additional services:
    Distemper vaccine: $20
    FeLv/FIV/Heartworm test: $18
    Flea and tick preventative (cost is based upon weight)

  • What if I cannot afford the $20?

    You can contact SNAP of PA for financial assistance at 717-732-5377.

  • What can I use to transport the cat to the clinic?

    A humane trap covered with a blanket or towel.

  • Where can I get a trap?

    You can rent a trap from the shelter for a cash deposit of $60 that is refunded once the trap is returned on the agreed upon date and in the same condition it was when rented.

  • Why does the cat have to be in a trap? Why can’t I just use a carrier?

    Cats must arrive in a humane trap for safety reasons. It is dangerous for both the animal and staff to handle free-roaming cats with unknown Rabies vaccination status. There is a very high risk of a staff member being bitten if they must transfer them from a carrier to a trap.

  • How old do the cats have to be?

    Cats must be 3 lbs. minimum, which is typically about 12 weeks of age. Cats must be 12 weeks of age to receive a Rabies vaccine, which is why this weight limit is in place.

  • Do you only accept cats from York County?

    No, we accept cats for our TNR program from anywhere.

  • I have a cat on my property that just had kittens, how long do I need to wait to have her spayed?

    She can be spayed at any time. Just let us know she is a nursing mother so that she can go home same day.

  • I have a Pit Bull and saw that you offer a discount for those. How do I schedule this appointment?

    You will need to send a picture of your pet to and you must live in York County to be eligible for the Pit Bull discount.

  • What hours is the clinic open?

    7am - 4:30 pm

  • What do I do if my pet needs a recheck?

    You can walk in with a recheck between 9 am and 2pm. You will go to the front door of the shelter and tell them you are here for a recheck for the clinic.

  • How do I schedule an appointment for the spay/neuter clinic?

    You can schedule an appointment online or by visiting the Spay/Neuter Clinic section of our website to learn more before scheduling. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you can schedule via phone by calling 717-764-6109 ext. 302. Please be prepared to pay at the time of scheduling.

  • Do I have to live in York County to utilize the services of the spay/neuter clinic?

    No, you do not have to live in York County. We accept anyone from any location.

  • Do you spay and neuter rabbits?

    No, that is not a procedure that we perform at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please contact a primary care veterinarian for rabbit spay/neuter.