Who can bring in a cat for spay/neuter on a Fix-it Day?
Individuals who care for feral, stray, or pet cats. Our fix-it days are paid for through the client co-pay, donations, and our fund-raising efforts. The special fix-it day price is NOT available to other nonprofit groups or rescues.
Where are the fix-it days held? At the Fredericktown Vet Clinic, 156 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is $35/cat. The charge covers surgery and a one-year rabies vaccination.
How do I register?
Beginning with October 13, 2020 fix-it day, we have online registration. We will announce when the registration form will be posted. Please read all instructions before you begin the process. Note that registration is not considered completed until payment is received through PayPal.
If you DO NOT want to pay online or cannot do so, you can call us at 614-371-8996 and we can discuss your options.
Note, if there is a refund for any reason, it will be by check.
Can I register through the Fredericktown Vet Clinic?
No. SNACK volunteers schedule the cats for the fix-it day, collect the co-pays for the surgery, and pay the bill when the surgeries are completed.
How do I know if my cat is scheduled for the fix-it day?
When your online registration is received, you will get an email confirmation within 48 hours. We will also email or call before the surgery day as a reminder.
Can I bring in more than two cats?
No. The fix-it days are limited to two cats/household unless we don't fill up a fix-it day. Then we may be able to offer the slots to those who have more than two cats.
I tried to register online but the day is full. What now?
Space is limited and the days generally fill quickly. We will keep a waitlist of three or four cats for the upcoming fix-it day. We will advise you of the next fix-it day/online registration posting.
Can I roll my registration into the next time if I miss my day?
Yes. Fix-it days are held monthly. If you miss your day and tell us ahead of the day, we can schedule your cat for the next fix-it day.
Do I need a carrier to bring in my cat?
Yes. You need to bring in your cat in a humane trap or a carrier. This is for your cat's safety, your safety, the clinic staff's safety, and volunteers' safety. Your cat will spend most of her/his day in the trap or carrier so it should be clean for health reasons. One cat per carrier or trap.
Can I bring my cat to the clinic the day before the surgery? I work at 8 am and can't drop off my cat then.
You need to contact the vet clinic and make arrangements. You may be charged for this service. The Fredericktown Vet Clinic number is 740-694-5926.
I can't pick my cat up at 4:30 pm. What do I do?
You need to let us know you aren't coming--614-371-8996. You also need to ask the clinic to board your cat. You may be charged for this service.
Can I get more vaccinations and tests for my cat on a fix-it day besides the rabies vaccination?
Yes, but you need to ask the clinic staff and arrange to pay them for this service. SNACK will pay for the surgery and rabies vaccination only.
I can't catch my cat and I am scheduled for fix-it day. Help!!
We have scheduled you and your cat for a particular fix-it day. Space is limited and the demand is high for this service. We ask for a 24-hour notice if you cannot make your scheduled time and you would like a refund or would like to be rescheduled. Our phone number is 614-371-8996. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
My cat might be pregnant. Can she have surgery?
Why do you want a medical history for my cat? We (SNACK, clinic doctors, staff) want a good outcome for your cat and for you. Just as your doctors wants to know the medicines you take or any symptoms you have before they see you, we want to know these things before your cat has surgery.
I have kittens. Can I bring them in?
Kittens should weigh three pounds and be three months old. At this age and weight, they can withstand the surgery better and get a rabies vaccination.
My cat is nursing kittens. Can Mama have surgery?
Yes, if the kittens are at least 4 weeks old. By that time, the mother cat's uterus will have healed some and the kittens should be eating some solid food. Mama will return to nursing when she returns to them.
Why does my cat have to fast before surgery? She's hungry!
If your cat eats before surgery, she may vomit when she is under the anesthetic. She may not be able to clear the vomit and may choke and die. If you think your cat has eaten, tell us right away and we can either reschedule or make sure the staff is aware of the situation. Your cat can have surgery last or we can reschedule you for another time.
My cat is sick. Should I bring him/her to the fix-it day?
No. You should make an appointment with your veterinarian and have your cat examined and treated. Spay/neuter is major surgery and your cat needs to be healthy before the procedure. If you are scheduled and not coming, you need to call and tell us before the fix-it day. We will work to re-schedule your cat or refund your money. If you do not call and do not show, you will not get a refund.
What do I have to do after my cat's surgery?
We will give you discharge instructions that tell you what to do after her surgery. The main thing is to monitor your cat and the incision. If your cat stops eating, acts lethargic or depressed, grooms the surgery area excessively, you may need to bring her back to the clinic and have the veterinarians look at her. The discharge instructions detail the process.
Can I get my cat declawed on a fix-it day?
No. The group does not support declawing cats.
I volunteer for a local cat rescue. Can I get my fosters spayed or neutered?
No.As stated previously, the fix-it day is for individuals only. The group subsidizes fix-it day services through the efforts of our donors, fundraising, and grantors.