The Community Cats Program offers spay/neuter for feral and free roaming cats from San Francisco. Cats with guardians and cats slated for adoption or foster programs are not accepted. Cats must be at least 8 weeks of age for spay/neuter surgery. All cats receive a mandatory left ear tip.
These services are mandatory and administered to all cats during the spay/neuter surgery, without exception. Services are free to feral and free roaming cats trapped in San Francisco. Donations are always appreciated and enable us to care for more cats.
Cats trapped outside of San Francisco are charged a nominal fee. Out of county surgery must be arranged in advance.
These services are provided during the spay/neuter surgery ONLY. We do not provide re-vaccination and/or flea and deworming medication for cats that have already been spayed/neutered.
Need information about trapping? Read Trapping 101 – The Basics (PDF)
For kittens that are not eating on their own and are found without a mother:
If you cannot provide care for the kittens, bringing them to the shelter is the last resort. SF ACC has some capacity to care for unweaned kittens and they support bottle babies through their foster program. SF SPCA supports SF ACC directly and we collaborate closely on care for San Francisco’s kittens.
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.