PAHS friend Dolores Arnold provides us with this photograph of Thomas, her rescue kitty.
HELPING HOMELESS CATS IN MANY WAYS
The Palo Alto Humane Society believes that the most effective and humane way to respond to homeless cats in our communities is by spaying and feeding, not by impoundment and killing. Homeless cats can be cared and provided for, just like housecats. They can be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and cared for when sick. The Palo Alto Humane Society’s CatWorks will show you how. CatWorks is a spay/neuter program for people who care for homeless cats, or who would like to learn how to take care of them.
CatWorks offers its members
- Subsidized spay/neuter vouchers
- Tips on the care of homeless cats
- Occasional meetings to discuss matters of common concern
- The backing and reputation of the Palo Alto Humane Society
Whether you have one cat or a whole colony living in your backyard, near your office, or in your neighborhood, CatWorks will give you spay/neuter support and advice.
How to join CatWorks...
For homeless cat rescuers, we ask a yearly membership fee of $75, which entitles you to request unlimited vouchers for a copayment of $12 per voucher. For individuals on a fixed income who require only one or two vouchers, we will provide these at no cost. These spay/neuter vouchers are redeemable at selected spay/neuter clinics in the mid-Peninsula and Bay Area.
Approved clinic locations include:
Alpine Animal Hospital
2460 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 969-8555 – phone
(650) 969-8912 – fax
Note: No near-term pregnant cats accepted; appointments necessary; ferals must be in traps.
Alta View Animal Hospital
690 Showers Drive, Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 948-1021 - phone
(650) 948-8860 – fax
Note: Call 9am - 5 pm weekdays for ferals, taken same day; appointments for strays available.
Bay Cities Veterinary Clinic
16 Corning Ave. Suite 136, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2518 – phone
(408) 262-2841 – fax
Note: Call first for available surgery days.
137 East Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 866-6188 – phone
(408) 866-6201 – fax
Note: Ferals must be in traps; will NOT notch ears; additional $57 exam fee if tame (PAHS does not cover); min. age for tame kittens 5 months or 5 lbs; feral kittens in traps min. 2 lbs; all taken same day; call first.
For Paws Spay & Neuter Clinic
40501-B Fremont Blvd., Fremont CA 94538
(510) 573-4660 – phone
(510) 573-4663 - fax
Note: Call first for surgery days; ferals must be in traps.
Humane Society of Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave.
Milpitas CA 95035
(408)262-2133 – phone
(408)262-2131 - fax
Ferals free; call for appointments. Others need appointment with $50 no-show fee on your credit card; early age only for rescue groups, others 4 months min; all non-ferals must present vaccination certificates from vets.
Pacifica Pet Hospital
4300 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-3685 – phone
(650) 359-4384 - fax
Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303-3213
(650) 496-5933 and (650) 496-5960 - phone
(650) 856-8591 – fax
Note: For ferals call 496-5960 at 6 am (clinic may refuse appointment or not answer); clinic is closed alternate Fridays; for all appointments (including for ferals) you can call 496-5933; no-shows will be charged appointment fee on your credit card.
Spruce Avenue Pet Hospital
135 South Spruce Ave., So. San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 873-6880 – phone
650) 875-1158 - fax
Ann Nussbaum is our volunteer CatWorks Program Manager. Please email Ann with any questions about the program and to order new vouchers.