Thank you for your interest in getting your cat spayed or neutered. Having this done will help reduce the problem of over-population on the island. Our funds are limited and we want to help the owners who truly need financial assistance, so if you can pay for the surgery yourself, please allow us to use our funds to provide assistance to someone who cannot afford it.
This voucher will cover a FELV/FIV test. If the test has a negative result only then will the cat be microchipped (if not done already) and spayed or neutered. If you feel that you qualify for assistance, please fill out this form, one per cat.
This is a request form only, not an approval. Return this completed form to: Bermuda SPCA P.O. Box WK 94 WK BXor email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cat Related and Medical Information
PLEASE NOTE: The information you provide is used solely for the purposes of evaluating if you qualify for the CatSnip Program. It will bekept confidential and any identifying information will be destroyed after the application has been processed.
I testify that the above information is accurate and by signing this application, I give permission to the Bermuda SPCA to verify the infor-mation. I also testify that the cat to be altered belongs to me and therefore, it is within my rights of ownership to have the cat altered, I also agree not to hold the Bermuda SPCA responsible for any consequences. The voucher is only valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
CatSnip does not issue spay/neuter vouchers as reimbursement for surgeries that have been performed prior to submitting the application and receiving the voucher. CatSnip reserves the right to limit the number of animals per person receiving spay/neuter assistance or to reject any application.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) FORM
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Testing
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are contagious, untreatable diseases in cats.Cats that go outside are at increased risk for exposure to FeLV and FIV.Testing for FeLV and FIV is often performed at the same time since clinical signs can be similar.
How Do Cats Become Infected With FeLV and FIV?
Generally transmitted through contact with saliva from an infected cat. Certain social behaviors such as mutual grooming and sharing food or water bowls can spread the disease.
Kittens can become infected with FeLV during fetal development or during the first days of life as their mothers nurse and care for them. Most cats contract FIV through bite wounds sustained during fights with FIV-infected cats.
FeLV and FIV are both killed by common disinfectants and don’t live for very long in the environment, so contact with an infected cat is generally necessary for disease transmission between cats.
It is very important to speak to your Vet about the signs of FeLV and FIV, diagnosis and treatment and when your cat should be tested
The Bermuda SPCA CatSnip Programme does not support a cat/kitten who has tested positive being returned to owners who will allow the animals to roam outside.
Cats infected with FeLV, FIV, or both, must be confined indoors to prevent spread to other cats.If infection is confirmed, the SPCA recommends the cat is a candidate for euthanasia unless a suitable permanent in-door home is confirmed PRIOR to testing.
I testify that I have read and understand the above information. I also testify that the cat to be tested belongs to me and therefore, it is within my rights of ownership to have the cat tested and to make a decision based on the result.
If the cat shows a positive result, I declare the following: