"Saving Lives by Preventing Births"

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Does the Kitten Need to Be?
Can an eight week old kitten get spayed or neutered? The answer is we don’t determine a cat’s eligibility by age. Does that surprise you? Thought so. The actual factors that we look at to determine a cat’s eligibility are weight and it’s health.

Also surprising is the reason. One would assume that the surgery itself is dangerous for the kittens, but it is because each patient receives anesthesia that there must be a weight restriction. At Snip Tuck, Inc. we take every precaution necessary to insure that our furry patients are back on their feet as soon as possible.

So are there exceptions to this rule? Truthfully, where there is a rule, there is exception. Some of our professionals will do a 2 1/2 pound kitten, others will not. Also, in certain circumstances if the kitten is waiting on a possible adoption situation and can’t be adopted until it is fixed, then we reserve the right to review and examine each situation case by case and perhaps go ahead with the procedure.

Do I Need an Appointment?
Yes! Please email us sniptuckcats@gmail.com.

Can you Spay a Pregnant Cat?
Yes, usually. The kittens will not live.

Can you Spay a Nursing Cat?
Only if the kittens are at least 4 weeks old and eating solid food.

Can I Volunteer?
We love our cats and our volunteers and want to maintain safety and order for everyone. We would love to have your help. All volunteers are required to sign a waiver form and this rule list prior to working with Snip Tuck.  Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without onsite parental or legal guardian supervision. Parent or legal guardian must sign the waiver for all volunteers under the age of 18.