Spay/Neuter Surgery for Cats
Where to Find Us
Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
171 Union Street (entrance on Dale Street)
Springfield, MA 01105
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Administrative hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Our services and fees are different for pet cats and wild, outdoor cats. Please choose one.
Pet cats are cats you can touch, whether the cat belongs to you, is a friendly stray, or lives in a barn. If you can pick the cat up and put her in a carrier, we consider her a pet cat.
Wild, Outdoor Cats
Wild, outdoor cats are cats you cannot touch. In order to capture the cat, you would need to use a humane trap. Note that this category does not include friendly stray cats. Wild, outdoor cats are also called feral cats.
Feral cats stay overnight. Admit and discharge is at 9:15 am. In order to have the space to accommodate the incoming traps, we ask that you are timely in picking them up the following morning.
All feral cats are to come in one per trap. We will not transfer feral cats from carriers to traps.
Surgery for feral cats is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation only. To make a reservation, email us at least 1 week in advance with your anticipated date of arrival. We recommend not placing your traps until you have received confirmation from the clinic. Space is limited - we can accept 2 traps per client/colony.
There is no penalty for not keeping a reservation if you are unable to trap the cat(s), but please let us know. The more notice you give us, the more cats we can help.
All feral cats brought in for surgery require an ear tip.