Low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats planned on Sunday

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will conduct a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats Sunday at a Central Maui location.

“All Maui cats are welcome: pet, community or feral, and as with SPCA Maui’s SNAP program, clients are asked to pay ‘what they can,’ ” says SPCA Maui’s Peter Tierney.

Drop-offs will be staged between 8 and 10 a.m., with cats being ready to go home by 4 p.m. Sue Liscombe, clinic coordinator and SPCA Maui board member, stresses that all cats must be in hard-sided carriers with the owner name and contact information clearly visible.

SPCA Maui’s volunteer vet technicians will work at stations for examination, sedation and pre-surgical prep alongside veterinarians experienced in mass spay/neuter clinics. All cats will receive a tattoo for identification. Additionally, feral cats will receive a small identifying notch in the ear. After surgery, volunteers will monitor the cats through recovery until pickup.

A limited number of humane traps are available for free through the group’s lending program. There is a small refundable deposit to cover the cost of the trap.

To reserve a space, get information on humane traps and trapping, volunteer or help fund the clinic, contact SPCA Maui at 280-0738, visit www.spcamaui.org or email info@spcamaui.org.