Friendly Cats

Please call us at 860-620-0325 to schedule an appointment.

We require full payment at the time of scheduling. We cannot schedule any appointment without receiving full payment. If you cancel or do not come to your appointment, you will be refunded 80% of the payment and 20% will be kept as a cancellation/no show fee. If you are unable to make your appointment please notify us as soon as possible (email or call us, please leave a message if necessary. We are not in the office everyday). We will reschedule your appointment if you give us 48 business hours (Monday-Friday) notice.


 

CAT GUIDELINES

Spay/Neuter services are available for most cats that are at least 4 lbs / 4 months of age, and not over 4 years. On the morning of your appointment, our doctors will give your cat a pre-surgical exam. Please scroll down to view the examples of health concerns that might lead to your cat being declined.

Cat Admit: 7:00 am

Cat Discharge: 4:00 pm

Arriving late for discharge means you will miss discharge instructions. Please be on time.

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.

Approved Cat Carrier

For the safety of animals, staff and other patrons ALL cats must be brought into the clinic in a SECURE, HARD-CASE CAT CARRIER ONLY. No boxes, cardboard crates, dog crates, purses, tote bags, hampers, leashes, etc. NOTHING BUT A DESIGNATED HARD-CASE CAT CARRIER WILL BE ACCEPTED. The cat will not be admitted in an improper carrier. You will be turned away or charged a fee if we need to transfer the cat to one of ours (depends upon availability of clinic carriers). ONE (1) CAT/KITTEN PER CARRIER.

State law requires that ALL companion animals be up to date on rabies vaccines. If your cat is up-to-date on the rabies vaccine, please bring their rabies certificate (NOT THE TAG) with you on the morning of surgery. If your cat is not up to date or you do not have proof of rabies, we will vaccinate them on the day of surgery.


STATE OF CONNECTICUT VOUCHERS:

*Applications are being accepted in August, 2020* CT residents may be eligible for a low-income voucher. Please call the state Dept. of Agriculture (860-713-2507) or visit their website to apply. Once a low-income voucher is obtained, the voucher acts as a discount off of the full price (see chart below). It is a discount of $50 for male cats and/or $70 for female cats. Additional fees may be charged if your cat is: overweight, in heat, older, or any health concern that may extend the length of surgery.

Voucher Application

Animals adopted from municipal pounds or shelters are eligible to receive a Pound Voucher. These vouchers cover the entire cost of surgery, rabies, feline distemper, and a nail trim for a $25 fee (payable at the time the appointment is made). Cats with any complications ( including but not limited to: weight, age, pregnancy, heat, pyo, pre-existing conditions, etc.) that lead to an extended surgery are subject to additional charges. We encourage you to visit your local pound or shelter, there are many highly adoptable animals waiting for you!


HEALTH CONCERNS:

Declines: Our Veterinarians reserve the right to decline any cat for surgery. Reasons including but not limited to: illness, injury, overweight, underweight, size, age (too young or too old) preexisting conditions, heat cycle (dogs only), skin issues, breathing difficulties, heart murmurs, seizures/neurological issues, behavioral issues, etc.

Illness/Injury: If your pet is showing any signs of illness or injury, such as but not limited to: coughing, sneezing, runny eyes/nose, constipation/diarrhea, urinary issues, decreased appetite/energy, etc they will be declined for surgery. We cannot accommodate sick animals and a sick animal in the clinic puts ALL the other animals in DANGER. Do not bring a sick animal to the clinic, please reschedule.

Older, Overweight, Preexisting conditions: Any animal who requires extra time in surgery due to age, pre-existing surgical discoveries, weight or any complications during surgery will be charged accordingly.

Pregnant Cat, Cats that have been bred: Pregnant cats, as well as cats that have had a litter(s) in the past, can also increase the length of surgery. Extended surgery due to multiple litters will be charged accordingly.

Kitten: For the health and safety of your cat/kitten New HOPE Clinic strongly recommends (but does not require) that your pet be inoculated for all infectious feline diseases a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to your appointment at New HOPE. We can provide your pet with boosters and / or rabies vaccines upon request. All kittens must be at least 3 pounds / 3 months.


PRICING:

  • Vaccine Package Includes the following
  • $160
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Pain Medication
  • Nail Trim
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Revolution – flea, worm, mite treatment
  • Surgery Only Includes the following
  • $135
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Pain Medication
  • Nail Trim
  • Other Services Offered at time of surgery only
  • Nail Trim
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Feline Combo Test: FIV/FeLV
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal cryptorchid
  • Heat (special circumstances)
  • Capstar (live fleas WILL be treated)
  • Antibiotics
  • Owner provided microchip
  • Difficult Surgery Fee
  • Cost Services only offered at time of surgery
  • included
  • $15
  • $35
  • $25 – $100
  • $25 – $100
  • TBD by surgeon
  • $10
  • varies
  • $10
  • Min. of $25 TBD by surgeon