TNVR Program Policies

TNVR PROGRAM POLICIES & INSTRUCTIONS

FOR CATS ARRIVING IN TRAPS (feral)



    All cats arriving at the clinic for spay/neuter in a trap, will receive FVRCP vaccine.

    All cats must be in traps (NO CATS IN CARRIERS ACCEPTED ON MONDAYS) and there should be ONLY ONE CAT PER TRAP.

    Cats that weigh more than 3 lbs will also receive a rabies vaccine with supporting certificate as well as left ear being tipping (national symbol of a sterile, vaccinated feral cat).

    For any cat over 3 lbs, ear tipping is MANDATORY.

    Kittens must weigh a minimum of 1.5 lbs to have surgery.

    Ear tipping is OPTIONAL on all cats between 1.5 and 3 lbs.

    Medications are administered based on exam results. There are occasions when it is recommended that prescription medications be sent home with the caregiver. At pick up the caregiver will be consulted as to whether or not they want to purchase and administer the prescribed drugs.

    Feral cats are accepted on Monday’s with a reservation which is obtained by calling the Feral Cat Program Manager at 813-625-0910.

    There are also 10 appointment slots available Tuesday-Friday. These are made available to people with conflicting schedules, pregnant cats and cats that are extremely difficult to trap.

    An appointment can be made by calling the Feral Cat Program Coordinator at 813-625-0910.

    We do ask for patience and understanding during the week. The clinic has domestic animals, shelter animals, emergency surgeries as well as the additional feral cats. Time may not allow for all surgeries to be completed, should this occur the cats will be fed, watered and bedded down for the evening and received surgery the following day. All caregivers will be notified in this event.

For questions about other medical issues not mentioned above, call the Animal Health Center at 813-870-3304 or the Feral Cat Program Coordinator at 813-625-0910.

TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF HUMANE TRAPS

    Come to the trap shed behind the clinic on Friday or Saturday between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

    Please call, text, or email our Feral Cat Manager on Sunday night with the number of cats in traps that you wish to bring in on Monday. (813)625-0910 /

    The Feral Cat Program Coordinator is off on Wednesday and Thursday. Messages left on either of those days will be returned on Friday.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DROP OFF & POST-SURGERY CARE

    For the Community Cat Intake Form please click here.

    For instructions on how to care for your community cats after surgery please click here.



FOR FREE-ROAMING CATS (socialized & in carriers)



    CATS IN CARRIERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON FERAL CAT MONDAYS

    A Free Roamer is a cat who can be picked up and held safely by caregiver our staff.

    In most cases it is a feral kitten that has been socialized by it’s caregiver and, due to time involved, now weighs more than 3 lbs.

    The cost for a Free Roamers is $30.00 and includes spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP.

    Any additional services will be charged at a 25% discount, products will be charged at regular price.

    Free Roamers must have an appointment (Tuesday-Friday) which can be obtained by calling 813-870-3304.

Common service prices are as follows:

  • FELV/FIV TEST: $18.75
  • FELV VACCINE: $11.25
  • PREGNANCY: $22.50+
  • CRYPTORCID: $15.00+
  • MICROCHIP: $11.25
  • FLEA CONTROL (if required): $7.50 ADMINISTRATION OF FLEA CONTROL IS MANDATORY FOR ANY ANIMALS FOUND TO BE FLEA INFESTED.

Download the Price Sheet.

Prices subject to change without notice. Effective 12/16/2011. Prices will be reduced as grants are received.

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My story is probably a very common one, but still should be told. I had a German Shepherd/Husky mix from his 8 week birthday until he was 15-1/2 years old. The loss of my best friend, Buster, really put me in the dumps – there was a sadness that really blanketed my heart. I wasn’t sure I could ever go through anything like that loss again. My boyfriend and my son somehow talked me into visiting The Humane Society – just to pet the dogs & play with them for a little bit. When I got there I saw Santana (now named Beauregard), he was a sweet, gentle, and beautiful 7 month old German Shepherd. The volunteer told me his sad story & I knew he was mine! We took him that day to his new forever home. Beau became an immediate member of the family – he protects us all & would never pass up a good game of fetch! If I move, he moves, some days I feel like he is an extra limb or a shadow as he stays so close. I’ve realized that although there is a lot of pain with the loss of a pet, there is nothing that can surpass the joy of the love that they provide. I will always have a dog in my home & in my heart!

Beau will be 4yrs old on December 21st 2011 & he now also has a few furry friends that have also captured our hearts as his brothers – Bentley a stray that was left on the streets (Karin Terrier mix), Bastian – a Australian Shepherd mix from the SPCA, and we bought him another German Shepherd brother, Boomer, mostly because of how much we fell in love with Beau! I can’t thank you all enough for what you do everyday – protecting & saving all of these loveable furry friends!!

Sincerely,

Tara Miller
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