Feral (Wild) & Trapped Cats

ALL 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! 

A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or any contact with humans has diminished over time. They are fearful of people and usually very aggressive towards humans and they  survive on their own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors.

If you can handle/pet the cat..IT IS NOT FERAL. New HOPE clinic will determine if the cat is Feral or domesticated 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, 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).  Drop off at 7:00 am. Late arrivals may be turned away. Please allow a minimum of 30-60 minutes for the admission process. Discharge is at 4:00 pm the same day of surgery. The clinic reserves the right to adjust these times due to volume, weather, etc. Thank you!

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.

***Ear tip is mandatory with this package.


Feral Cat Spay/Neuter  $75

Includes the following:

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Distemper vaccination
  • Pain medication
  • Ear-tip – Included (mandatory – no exceptions)
  • Fluids  Included (if necessary)
  • Revolution (flea/worm/mite treatment)

Other Services for FERAL cats  for additional cost, available at surgery time ONLY

Clipping and cleaning of wounds/shaving of mats: TBD

Convenia: A long-lasting antibiotic injection $35 (will be administered if staff deems necessary (for wounds, upper respiratory infection, etc)

Enucleations/Amputations: TBD

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Animal Population Control Program (APCP) provides benefits for municipal pound pets, feral cats, non-profit organizations and for pets owned by low – income Connecticut residents.

Please visit State of CT Animal Population Control Program to see if you qualify.