Need help fixing your cat(s)? We can help!
Our Community Cats program is a grant-funded spay/neuter voucher program for cat owners and caretakers of feral cat colonies in our contracted towns. We work with veterinary clinics in our area to provide spay and neuter surgeries for cats of low-income households or cats that belong to a feral colony. We can even help you trap your cats to make sure they get the medical attention they need!
There are numerous benefits to fixing your cat. Fixed cats are less likely to develop certain types of cancer, and in females, it reduces the risk for uterine infections. In males, neutering prevents spraying strong-smelling urine. Spaying and neutering also prevents unwanted litters of kittens and helps fight pet overpopulation.
How Does the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program Work?
Call Midcoast Humane at (207) 449-1366 x504 to find out if you qualify for the program. If you do, we’ll ask to meet with you to give you the voucher and provide you with a list of participating veterinary clinics that will provide the surgery. After your appointment, the clinic will turn in your voucher to Midcoast Humane, and the shelter will pay the bill.
If You Feed a Group of Stray or Feral Cats…
This program is for you, too! Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) decreases stray and feral populations without harming the cats. Cats can be trapped with humane traps borrowed from Midcoast Humane, your Animal Control Officer, or several other local feline welfare groups. After their surgeries, the cats can return to their original location, with no more litters of unwanted kittens—not to mention less spraying, yowling, and fighting.
If You Have a Litter of Kittens in Addition to Mom
If you bring in a litter of kittens (or puppies) for surrender, that we will spay and vaccinate mom and return to you at no cost. When they’re old enough, we’ll make sure the kiddos get everything they need and find them a loving new home! Call us for details at (207) 449-1366 x206.