Free Cat Neutering Clinics in Delaware

The Delaware Humane Association will alter up to three male cats for free at the “Big Male Cat Fix.”

Posted: August 14, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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Officials at the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) are attempting to curb cat overpopulation with the “Big Male Cat Fix,” an opportunity for state residents to have cats neutered for free.

Clinics will take place between Aug. 18 and Oct. 20, one in each of Delaware’s three counties. Male cats will be altered and given rabies vaccinations at no charge, and each person may bring in up to three cats. The DHA has conducted free neutering clinics in the past, but none as large as this, said Kevin Usilton, DHA Executive Director.

“We’re excited to help reduce the number of kittens born,” he said. “We’re focusing on males because it’s easy to do a lot of them. It’s less invasive; males recover faster and one male cat can impregnate a lot of females.”

The DHA received several grants this year, which allowed the clinic to organize this event. Usilton added future free neutering clinics will occur depending on the amount of donations and grants the DHA receives.

“Free clinics prompt people who would never take an animal to the vet to participate,” he said.

Usilton advised that those who wish to make an appointment should call immediately, as spots are filling up quickly. Each clinic is limited to residents who live within the respective county. The New Castle County clinic takes place Aug. 18. The Sussex County clinic is scheduled for Sept. 15 and the Kent County clinic takes place Oct. 20.

For those that are unable to attend a free clinic or have a female cat, the DHA offers low-cost spaying and neutering three times a week. The cost to alter a male cat is $25 and $50 for a female cat.           

To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-DHA-SPAY.

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wayne    Delmar, DE

9/25/2013 7:37:54 AM

Wished the people that runs this site would update and state that only two counties wil do the services claim in this site. Only kent and new castle counties does that service, not sussex county. Sussex conuty needs to pervide this service but they don't. I would not have three cats that is on my property having kittens. With-in ten years, i will have hunderds of thousands of kittens running around because 1).I can not afford to have them all fixed. 2).I have not the means to get them into my vehicle to get them there start with. 3).Some come onto my property aready pregnant and have kittens following close behind. With all of these foreclosers that has been going on in the pest five years. I have an overwhelming amount of cats and kittens. I didn't ask for this to happen but there isn't any cheap waay out to pervent it from happening. Your code match doesn't work very well.

CLH    Dover, DE

2/4/2013 8:59:55 AM

There are too many stray cats! Keep your cats inside and not loose to kill wildlife, get run over, fight all night, and go into other peoples yards! Too many areas are over run with cats, especially mobile home parks. We don't let dogs run free, cats shouldn't either.

ELSIE    FRANKFORD, DE

6/2/2012 8:45:23 AM

I think the free clinic shoul be for both male and female cats. We have several wild kittens running around our area, but can not afford to get them
spade. we feed them when they come around the barn
but we are CONCERNED ABOUT THEM GETTING PREGNANT

Angela    West Grove, PA

5/12/2012 8:17:10 AM

Where can I find a FREE clinic in PA. I'm in Chester County on Rte 41. I can't even afford the low cost of discounted Spay and Neuter programs. They wanted 50. a cat. I can't afford that and there's about 4 strays here that keep having litters. Please help.

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