Feral (Wild) & Trapped Cats

ALL FERAL/Semi-Feral CATS, MALE & FEMALE, MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT! If you are planning on using our clinic for your feral(s), DO NOT set a trap without having an appointment with us FIRST! We cannot accommodate trapped cats that do not have an appointment. There is simply not enough space in our feral room to handle walk-ins, or last minute urgent requests! Please call us at (860)-620-0325


A feral cat is a cat who has had little or no contact with humans. They are fearful of people and usually very aggressive towards humans. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. They survive on their own outdoors.

If you can handle/pet the cat: IT IS NOT FERAL. New HOPE clinic will determine if the cat is Feral or socialized and charge accordingly. For more info: http://www.alleycat.org/strayorferalFeral Cat Trap

NO EXCEPTIONS: All feral cats must be transported to and from our clinic in STANDARD SIZED, CLEAN, SECURE humane traps. THE TRAP MUST BE COVERED and have ONLY ONE cat/kitten per trap – This is for the safety of the cat, the caretaker and our staff.  All traps need clean bedding inside as well.  FERALS ARRIVING IN ANY OTHER CARRIER, CRATE, CAGE, etc. or with 2 or more cats/kittens per trap WILL BE TURNED AWAY or CHARGED A TRANSFER FEE (min. $50).

Feral cats have a different admission time and procedure than friendly cats.  Cats in covered traps should remain in your vehicle until all forms have been completed.  Clinic staff will be assisting all clients outside (due to Covid-19).  Thank you.

Feral Cat Admit: 7:30 am

Feral Cat Discharge: 4:15 pm

Late arrivals may be turned away. Please allow a MINIMUM of 30-60 minutes for the admission process. The clinic reserves the right to adjust these times due to volume, weather, etc.

Feral cats must be returned to their place of origin (where they live). Releasing a cat into a new area after surgery is inhumane! Ferals should be kept inside for 24 hrs after surgery, with fresh food and water provided. IF the feral needs more time to recover, it must be transferred to a larger cage/crate. Ferals cannot be kept in a humane trap for more than 24 hours.


The Feral cat package is not for tame or pet cats. If you can handle/pet the cat, IT IS NOT FERAL. If we determine that the cat is tame, normal prices will be charged.

  • Feral Package Includes the following
  • $80
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Pain Medication
  • Ear Tip (MANDATORY)
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Revolution – flea, worm, mite treatment


Other Services for FERAL cats  for additional cost, available during spay/neuter only, WHEN TIME ALLOWS

  • Clipping and cleaning of wounds/shaving of mats: TBD
  • Convenia: A long-lasting antibiotic injection $50 (will be administered if our veterinarian deems necessary for wounds, upper respiratory infection, etc)

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Animal Population Control Program (APCP) provides feral vouchers for non-profit organizations. Please visit State of CT Animal Population Control Program to see if your organization qualifies.