Spay/Neuter/TNR Programs

Spay/Neuter Assistance | Spay A Mom (S.A.M.) | Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR-Ferals) | Barn Cat Program

Spay/Neuter Assistance

S.A.M. (Spay A Mom)

Click here to download the Spay A Mom poster to hang up in your community!

S.A.M. stands for Spay A Mom. We started this program 3 years ago to help families find homes for unwanted kittens, provide free spay surgeries for the mother cats and to prevent "kittens" being given away to new homes without being spayed or neutered. Since the start of this program, we have spayed 10 mom cats, and adopted out countless kittens after their spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations. Utilizing clinics that provide pediatric spay and neuter, the kittens are spayed or neutered starting at 10 weeks of age if they are at least 2 1/4 pounds or larger and healthy. Mom cats in the SAM program also receive their rabies and FVRCP vaccinations and are returned to their families. If mom is not wanted, she is immediately accepted into our adoption program along with her kittens. If kittens are born to a feral mom, she will be trapped and go to a Feral Spay Sunday clinic and returned to her yard, the kittens enter foster care to begin socialization. This program is open to anyone in the area, there is no application needed. For more information please call Maryellen at 508-873-0336.

Our Spay a Mom program provides free spay of the mom cat if all the kittens are surrendered to Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue. This benefits the owner of the mom cat because no money is paid to have the cat spayed, and the kittens are spayed, neutered and fully vetted prior to being adopted to approved adopters. You won't need to worry about finding homes for kittens, calling friends, family, co-workers or putting ads in the paper to find homes. And, you will be doing your part to help control the areas cat over population.

Some may argue they enjoy giving away the cute little kittens their mom cat has had to friends, family, or even people from Craigs List. Giving away kittens to supposed "good homes" may seem like a good deed, but who knows what happens to that kitten once it leaves you. Does it ever see a vet? Is it ever spayed or neutered? If it's a girl, is she destined to live a life of having litter after litter of kittens ? Stop and think about doing the right thing. We have worked the streets of Webster and Dudley for FIVE years ! We have seen what happens to "free kittens", we have seen the sickness and death of unwanted cats dumped trying to survive. We have cared for sick abandoned cats. Please don't sentence your kittens to that life.

Please Note: All kittens must be surrendered to WKAR by 6 weeks of age or a surrender fee will apply.

Trap/Neuter/Release for Ferals

Are you feeding a stray cat? Are there cats in your neighborhood that aren't owned? Do you have barn cats that keep having kittens? If the answer is yes, then our TNR program can help you. TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, and Return. Stray, feral or barn cats are humanely trapped with a hav-a-hart trap and transported to Feral Spay Sunday. Feral Spay Sunday is held one Sunday a month at Tufts in Grafton. Each cat is given a physical, rabies and distemper vaccines along with their spay or neuter surgery. The cats must be at least 4 pounds, other resources are available for feral kittens under 4 pounds. Once the cats have recovered, they are returned back where they came from.

What Are Feral Cats?

Feral cats are domestic cats that have never been socialized with people. As members of the domestic cat species, they are protected under state anti-cruelty laws. They typically live in groups called colonies. Feral cats have very strong social bonds with members on their colony. Consequently, because of these factors, ferals are not adoptable, and they do not like being indoors.

Feral cats should never be taken to a shelter. Additionally, feral cats are usually euthanized in shelters because they cannot be adopted out to families, this includes no-kill shelters. Feral kittens, however, can be adopted. They need to be socialized at a very young age in order for them to learn how to be handled and live with people. The window of time is very small, and if feral kittens are not socialized in time, they will remain feral and unadoptable.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with feral cats, please email us at

For more information, visit Alley Cat Allies.

Barn Cat Program!

Willy's introduces a new program for barn cats. Although we do not make a practice of moving stray and feral cats from their chosen homes, many of these cats live in life threatening areas. Regardless of the danger, these cats make do with their surroundings, dodging cars, running from potential abuse and scrounging for food from house to house.

Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue has a new barn program to help place these cats in a safer envirnoment. All you need to do is provide food and shelter, the placement fee for one barn cat is $25.00. We prefer to place them in pairs, all cats will be spayed/neutered, rabies and distemper vaccinated and combo tested prior to coming to your barn. We provide support for you and the cats during the transition, and will do everything we can to ensure a proper match. Barn placements require a lifetime commitment to the cats, just like a regular adoption. To apply for a barn cat, please specifiy "Barn Cat" on your application. A barn visit is mandatory for adoption approval.
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