Drop off time at the clinic for cats is 7am to 8am. Feral cats must be at the clinic by 8am. Pick up time for cats is 4pm to 4:30pm.  Drop off time for dogs is 8am to 9am.  Pick up time for dogs is 4 to 4:30pm. Please call if other arrangements need to be made.  There is a $15.00 boarding fee for overnight stay.

All cats must have their own carrier for going home.  The cats have to be able to lie flat in the container.  The carrier should be lined with newspaper in case of accidents.  It is easier to replace the newspaper if the need arises.  A cardboard carrier can be purchased for $5.00. NEVER hand carry cats into the clinic as they may become frightened and escape.

Feral cats need an appointment for surgery. We would appreciate only 2 feral cats per customer on any given day of surgery. Please do not trap until the night before the day of surgery as we do not have the facilities to house feral cats.

We offer a FREE Feral cat Spay/Neuter Day the 1st Saturday of each month. Call early for an appointment or information. All feral cats are Ear Tipped.  There is no exception to this when surgery is free.

Do not feed adult dogs and cats breakfast. They can have water. Kittens under 4 months of age can have a SMALL meal on the day of surgery.

There will be a $10 - $40 additional charge for dogs in heat, pregnant, cryptorchid, or obese.  There is no additional charge for cats in heat or pregnant.

We reccomend all cats have 1 FVRCP/Distemper vaccination and all dogs have a Bordetella vaccination at least 7 days prior to surgery.  At that time appointments can be made for surgery at least one week out.  An exception to this requirement is for feral cats that cannot be handled without trapping.

Animals must be in good health. If they show signs of illness such as runny eyes, sneezing, coughing, or diarrhea, they will be declined surgery.

Payment will be made at drop off.  We accept cash, check and Visa, Master Card and American Expresscredit cards.

Cats and dogs go home between 4pm and 4:30pm on the day they were altered. Please be sure to pick up your pet prior to 5pm! There will be an additional $15 charge unless other arrangements have been made in advance if your cat is not picked up as expected. We have no facility to house a dog overnight.


Your cat or dog is still under the influence of the anesthetic and may perform contrary to it's normal nature.  It is important to keep your cat or dog in a small, warm and quiet room for at least the next 24 hours. For cats, provide a litter box, food and fresh water. They may not choose to eat after surgery for as long as 24 hours.  Have your cat remain in its carrier for at least 3 hours after pickup to avoid any injury.


Redness, bleeding or puffiness at the site of the incision.

Pus or drainage at the incision site.

Refuses to eat more than 24 hours after surgery.

Try to prevent excessive licking at the surgical site because this can cause irritation and/or infection. Call if you notice excessive biting or licking. We have used inside sutures so they do not need to return for suture removal. The best situation for your outside cat is to keep the males inside for 2 days and the females in for 5 days if possible. Remember to give extra hugs.
Surgery Day
Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode
Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode
A non-profit 501 - c(3) organization
6101 Enterprise Drive
Diamond Springs, Ca 95619
530-642-2287  animaloutreach.net