Standby Option 

What is a standby spot?

Standby spots are reserved  spots for walk-ins. Here at the clinic, our typical capacity for any given day we are open is fifty cats. Forty of those spots are open for clients to make appointments, but we always reserve up to 10 spots for standby or walk in cats.

Why do we have standby appointments?

Although all cats, tame and free-roaming, can benefit from our standby appointments, the intent of the program is to allow for flexibility in scheduling because of the unpredictable nature of trapping free-roaming cats.

How do I use the standby option?

Standby spots are ONLY available on days when the clinic is open. Please view our calendar below to determine which days are available. On the day of your choosing, you may bring a cat or cats in without an appointment. All cats, including cats that are admitted using our standby option, must arrive during the allotted check in time, 7:00am. The closer you arrive to 7:00am, the more likely you are to get an appointment.

Please read the "Things to Know About the Day of your Appointment" section on our Book an Appointment page and our Clinic Policies before using our clinic. Feral/Free-roaming cats on standby always have priority. Tame/pet cats that come in on standby will have surgery as long as the clinic is not over capacity for that day. If the clinic is over capacity and a tame/pet cat does not receive surgery, our staff will work with the cat(s) owner or guardian to get them in to the clinic as soon possible.

Clinic Calendar

Updated every Wednesday. For questions please email

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