Teamcard Instructions

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The Team Card can ONLY be used to neuter STRAY cats (cats living on the streets and continuing living on the streets) at subsidised rates in our clinic, by appointment.  House pets are not eligible for this scheme.

When we neuter stray cats, we always make a small V shaped cut in the left ear. The purpose of this ear cut is so that other feeders/catchers can recognize that this cat is neutered and therefore does not have to go again through the needless trauma of being caught another time. The ear cut is obligatory, and only the Veterinary surgeon decides how big or small the cut can be made. We do not cut the ears of private cats.

The Team Card will cost €50 and it is ONLY to be used for the NEUTERING of STRAY CATS that live outside in the street. On the back of the card there will be 10 squares. Whenever a cat gets neutered under the Team Card, a hole will be punched by Happy Paws Clinic staff in these squares as proof of use. Male cats count as 1 square and Female cats count as 2 squares. Once all 10 squares are used up then that Team Card will be finished and a new one will need to be purchased should you have more stray cats to neuter. The card will not have an expiry date so you can use it at your own pace until all 10 squares are used up.
So just to put things into perspective, 1 Team Card can be used to neuter either 10 male cats or 5 female cats or a combination of both genders. Since the Team Card costs €50 that means each male cat is worth €5 and each female cat is worth €10
Needless to say it will be very important that you bring your Team Card with you upon bringing the cat for neutering via appointment so that we can apply the holes in your card's squares. Should you not bring your Team Card with you then the neutering will not fall under the card and you will be asked to pay the regular price of €12.50 for male cats and €17.50 for female cats. Any additional costs such as De-Worming, De-Fleaing, Blood Tests, etc. will not be covered by the Team Card as it is ONLY for neutering.

It is very important that each cat carrier/trap is covered with a light towel or sheet at all times. For this reason, please do not cover it with anything that is of value. Please always insert a towel inside the carrier/trap, underneath the cat, to soak up any urine.

All feeders must be aware that for every animal brought in for neutering, there is a risk related to the anesthetic. Every feeder is therefore kindly asked to sign a form, giving Happy Paws permission to sedate the animals.

When bringing a cat in for neutering, you will be asked if you would like us to apply treatment should the cat have any worms or fleas. At the moment we are using a product called Broadline, which is a liquid that is applied on the back or side of the neck, and it is important not to touch the cat for 12 hours after application. It is also important that the cat does not lick it, as it is poisonous to them.

Our Veterinary surgeons are experienced in determining whether the cat you brought for neutering, is a private house pet or a stray cat that lives on the street. Should you abuse the scheme by trying to get a private cat neutered by means of the Team Card, you will be required to pay the normal neutering fee of a private cat, and your Team Card will also be permanently revoked.

Team card holders please take note of the following guidelines when bringing in Dogs/Cats to our clinic for neutering :

  • 12 hours before surgery - NO FOOD.  (dogs/cats)
  • 6 hours before surgery - NO DRINK.   (dogs/cats)
  • Cover cage with light cloth and provide bedding.   (cats)
  • Put a sticker on the cage with the name and the color scheme of the cat.

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