Learn More About Cats and Carson Tahoe SPCA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is your shelter located?

A: We currently do not have a shelter. We are an adoption partner with PetSmart in Carson City where we house many of our current cats that are up for adoption but we primarily rely on foster homes.

Q: I have a cat/dog that I need to find a home for. Can I bring them to you?

A: The majority of our animals are abandoned or taken from surrounding shelters. We take owner surrendered pets when space is available. We have a surrender fee of $25.00 to help off set medical costs.

Q: A stray cat showed up at my house. What should I do?

A: Check with Nevada Humane Society to add to their lost and found list. Have kitty checked for a micro-chip.

Q: Are you affiliated with Nevada Humane Society?

A: No, although we work closely with the shelter to find loving homes.

Q: Do you offer Spay/Neuter assistance?

A: We have limited funding for spay/neuter. Nevada Humane Society Carson City has low cost spay and neuter for dogs and cats. Give them a call at 887-2171 for information.

Q: What is the difference between a stray and a feral cat?

A: A stray cat is a cat that has been abandoned by the owner. These cats are friendly and adoptable.
A feral cat is a cat that is fearful of people. They have not been socialized and not adoptable.
A feral cat prefers to live outside and are excellent for rodent control.

Q: What is the fee to adopt a cat from you?

A: Our adoption fee is $70.00 for cats and kittens. All of our cats
are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, vet checked and micro chipped.

Q: I found a litter of kittens. What should I do?

A: Give us a call~ we will try to help!

Feral Cat Information

The Carson Tahoe SPCA is a huge advocate for Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cats. We currently have 4 feral colonies in town where our volunteers feed and care for approximately 35 cats. These cats have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated. We also have over 50 cats housed at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. The cats are provided food, water and shelter by prison inmates. These cats help keep the rodent problem at the prison to a minimum. We trap homeless cats year round. We determine whether or not they are feral or just left behind by their previous owners. Kittens are placed in foster and later adopted. Cats that are not feral are given medical attention and either placed up for adoption or in foster homes until they are ready for new homes. 

We are always looking for business owners who are willing to care for a colony and that would like the benefit of free rodent control.