Our Veterinary Medical Services

Low-Cost Cat Spay Neuter Clinic

We offer spay and neuter services for the following types of cats:


  • TRAPPED STRAY & FERAL CATS - maximum 3 cats per trapper

  • 501c3 non-profit RESCUE GROUPS - friendly, vaccinated cats, 5 cats per rescue group

  • Privately owned cats



Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) Services

Nine Lives Foundation believes that spaying and neutering is the key to ending the senseless euthanasia of unwanted cats and kittens each year.  Grounded in science, TNR stops the breeding cycle of cats and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction.

Appointments are now required for feral cats in traps. Please call us for an appointment. Maximum 3 cats per trapper. 

There is a $10 copay for spay/neuter feral cat vouchers, per cat.

Feral/Stray Spay
(female cats)


Includes spay surgery, general anesthesia, pain medications

SQ fluids & antibiotic injection (ferals & pregnant)

FVRCP & Rabies vaccines (age-appropriate)

Left ear notch

Microchip $ 10.00 - optional

*Plus $2 waste fee 

Other charges may apply.

Feral/Stray Neuter
(male cats)


Includes neuter surgery, general anesthesia, pain medications

SQ fluids & antibiotic injection (ferals only)

FVRCP & Rabies vaccines (age appropriate)

Left ear notch

Microchip $10.00 - optional

*Plus $2 waste fee 

Other charges may apply.

Feral cats & kittens must come in humane traps. 

All feral cats will receive a left ear tip to indicate that the cat has been fixed and vaccinated.

Visit alleycat.org for more information about caring for stray & feral cats in your community.


Benefits of spay/neuter:

  • fewer unwanted kittens

  • decreased transmission of FELV & FIV

  • less desire to roam & fight

  • decreased urine spraying

  • decreased risk of mammary / testicular cancer

  • healthier & happier cats!

Privately-Owned Cats

Low-Cost Spay
(female cats)


Includes spay surgery, general anesthesia, pain medications & SQ fluids if cat is pregnant.

Other charges may apply.

 Low-Cost Neuter
(male cats)


 Includes neuter surgery, general anesthesia & pain medications.

Other charges may apply.

For All Surgeries

Please read our pre-op and post-op instructions

  • We do not perform surgeries on purebred or flat-faced cats 

  • Drop off time for spay/neuter is  7:30am - 8:30am

  • The minimum weight for surgery is 2 lbs.

Spay/neuter vouchers for San Mateo County residents accepted. There's a $30 co-payment for privately owned cats.

Voucher must be presented and co-payment taken (if applicable) at the time of surgery.

San Mateo County Voucher Program info


To schedule a spay/neuter appointment or for more information please call (650) 368-1365


Low Cost Cat Vaccination Clinic

Nine Lives Foundation offers the following vaccines & services at our weekly vaccination clinic, every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 3137 Jefferson Ave in Redwood City.

No appointment required!

FVRCP Vaccines

Kitten series

Initial vaccine @ 8 weeks, followed by boosters

at 12 & 16 weeks


FVRCP #1 ............... $20.00

FVRCP #2 ............... $20.00

FVRCP #3 ............... $20.00


1 year & 3 year boosters

FVRCP 1 yr ............... $20.00
FVRCP 3 yr ............... $20.00

Drontal - Feline


$10.00 / pill

IDEXX - FELV/FIV Snap test


Results in 10 minutes

RABIES vaccine -- Merial PureVax Rabies (1 year)*

Cats/kittens at least 16 weeks of age

RABIES ................. $32.00

*Please call us for 3-year rabies vaccination (you'll need your cat's complete vaccination record)

Toenail Trim


FELV vaccines -
Merial PureVax FeLV

1 year - $34

911 Pet Chip -



$10.00 - feral cats in traps

Learn more about 911 Pet Chips: 


Guidelines for Vaccinating Your Cat or Kitten

  • We don’t vaccinate pregnant cats or those nursing kittens under 4 weeks old or cats that have previously had a negative reaction to a vaccine 

  • Cats need to be tested for FeLV prior to initial vaccination

  • Vaccinations for your kitten begin at 7-8 weeks of age and continue every 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age (8 weeks, 12 weeks & 16 weeks)

  • FVRCP vaccines protect your cat or kitten against the most common viral upper respiratory diseases (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

  • If your cat or kitten is older than 4 months when he/she receives the first FVRCP vaccine, one more booster 2- 4 weeks later is required for complete immunization. A booster is given 12 months later and then every 3 years thereafter.

  • A minimum of one FVRCP vaccine is required for your cat or kitten at least 14 days prior to the spay/neuter appointment.

  • Cats that will be living outside should receive Rabies and Feline Leukemia vaccinations annually. The Rabies vaccine is protective for only 1 year (Merial PureVax Rabies) and can be given as early as 16 weeks of age

  • Feline Leukemia vaccines can be given at as early as 8 weeks and boosted once more 2 to 4 weeks later, and then boosted annually (Merial PureVax Feline Leukemia).

Possible Common Post-Vaccination

Self-Limiting Side Effects 

(may occur in the days following)

  • mild fever

  • lethargy

  • poor appetite

  • limping (polyarthritis)


These symptoms will resolve within a few days and do not generally require veterinary medical care.

 Possible Uncommon Serious Post-Vaccination Side Effects

(indicate severe allergic reaction) 

  • weakness

  • collapse

  • rapid heart rate/ weak pulse

  • acute vomiting or diarrhea

  • difficulty breathing


Please seek immediate veterinary medical care for any of these symptoms following vaccinations.