Skip to main content

Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

Spay/Neuter Clinic


IMPORTANT CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT:

Beginning Friday, August 6th, the Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed on Fridays for the foreseeable future. 

Our number one priority is to provide the necessary spay/neuter services to those who need them in our community. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to navigate the multitude of changes that we have all faced, as well as specific challenges within the veterinary field. The veterinary industry, like many others, is facing a critical labor shortage. Our clinic staff have been bearing the weight of being understaffed since early 2020. Recently, our staffing level has hit a critical low, meaning we must make some changes for the wellbeing of our valuable veterinary technicians.

For a temporary time, the Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed on Fridays. TNR walk-ins will be accepted Monday - Wednesday. 


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 Wednesday 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 clinic@ycspca.org.

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

    The cost is $15 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 $15?

    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 clinic@ycspca.org 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.

Close