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SAFE Care Spay / Neuter Clinic

Before Your Appointment

SAFE Care Clinic

Before Your Appointment

Cats and dogs will need some extra TLC before their vet appointment.

New COVID-19 Clinic Procedures:

The SAFE Care Clinic is open and taking appointments! We’re purring with happiness that we can meet our mission of offering low cost and free spay and neuters for the community. To protect the safety of our staff and patients, your drop-off and pick-up will look a little different.

Differences to Protect Your Health

  • All services must be paid by credit card over the phone. No cash, check, or onsite credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Clients and the public will not be allowed into the clinic.
  • Our staff will be masked and wearing a smock to receive your cat or dog.
  • After each interaction with our clients, our staff will wipe the table down before taking the next client.

The Health of Your Household

If you or a member of your household has been sick, our team is asking you to wait for a negative COVID-19 test or complete the 14-day waiting period before bringing your cat or dog for an appointment.

If your cat or dog is sick with any respiratory issues, we ask you to wait until they are healthy to make an appointment.

How to Make an Appointment

Please schedule your appointment here. Also, please read all the information on this page to help your cat or dog have a smooth surgery.

Preparing for Drop-off

To ensure that we have a smooth check-in process, please follow these drop-off steps:

  • Complete the Medical / Surgical Release Form for Cats or for Dogs.
  • Label your carrier(s) with your last name and the cat’s or dog’s name. Masking tape and a permanent marker are a great way to label your carrier. Community cats must be transported in traps.
  • Please arrive by 7:30 AM.
  • Our staff will have a small plastic bin with numbered cards on a table outside of the clinic. Please do not enter the clinic. Please take a number and return to your car until your number is called.
  • Staff will call for clients by number to meet them at the table to place your carrier(s) on the table.
  • Staff will complete check-in and take carrier(s) into the clinic.

Picking Up After Your Appointment

All pick-ups will happen outside the clinic. Please do not enter the clinic.

  • Please arrive by 4:15 pm.
  • Park your car and find the table outside the clinic with a bin of numbers.
  • Our staff will have a small plastic bin with numbered cards on a table outside of the clinic. Please do not enter the clinic. Please take a number and return to your car until your number is called.
  • Staff will call for clients by number to meet them at the table to receive your carriers and go over any discharge details. Please know that the staff cannot take the carriers to your car.
  • Each cat and dog goes home with written discharge instructions and a medical record with a rabies tag and certificate.
  • Our clinic closes at 5:00 pm and all animals must be picked up prior to close.
  • Here are some tips to help your cat or dog have a good night after surgery.

Thank you for helping protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and our community. We can’t wait to see our patients soon!

Food / Water Before the Appointment

  • Do not give your adult pet ANYTHING to eat after midnight the night prior to surgery. This includes bones, rawhides, treats, etc. You should continue to give your pet water. Puppies and kittens 6 months of age and younger should get a small breakfast the morning of surgery. You can bring a small amount of food for your pet. We will feed them a small meal when they wake up.
  • If within the last 30 days your pet has been injured or had any symptoms of illness, including vomiting, diarrhea or skin issues, or has been on any medications, you must let the staff know when you make the appointment or at check-in. Any pet that has had a seizure of any kind or duration will not be approved for surgery under any circumstances. For the safety of your pet, approval for surgery is at the sole discretion of the veterinarian. Only healthy pets will be approved for surgery. If your pet is sick the day before surgery or has been on steroids at any time during the 4 weeks prior to surgery, please call and reschedule your appointment.

Medical Release Form

To save time, please download our Medical / Surgical Release Form for Cats or for Dogs (Spanish version not yet available) and bring the completed form to your scheduled appointment. If you have completed the digital version we sent you the link to you do not need to bring the hard copy.

Catching Community Cats

We realize that trapping community cats is not an exact science. We are willing to work with you over a period of several days or weeks to get them into the clinic for sterilization. Read more in our Feral Cats resource section.

Want more information about TNVR, or Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return, as a humane option for managing and reducing community cat populations? Visit Wake TNVR for community resources.

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