Programs & Resources
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter offers several programs and assistance for the Laramie County community – from finding a missing pet, animal control services, help for low cost spay and neuter, micro-chipping, and of course the facilities the Cheyenne Animal Shelter houses.
Community Cat Programs:
Trap, Neuter, Release
Trap, Neuter, Release:
Trap, Neuter, Release: In early 2018, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter initiated a big push in its Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program. With the warmer seasons approaching, our Community Cat Program Coordinator has been able to set traps in the community, and as of May we have been able to spay and neuter about 150 cats.
How does TNR work, and why is it important?
· In a TNR program, feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered and returned to their home environment.
· In our shelter’s TNR program, cats are not only spayed/neutered, they are also vaccinated against rabies and micro-chipped.
· Trap, neuter, release is the only proven way to stop feral cat overpopulation.
· If you see a cat that has been ear tipped (meaning the tip of the left ear has been nicked off), the cat has been spayed or neutered as a part of this program.
· Volunteers are needed to keep this momentum going. We’re looking for volunteers to help set traps and caregivers of cat colonies. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in participating in the program.
Feral Cat Initiative
Feral Cat Initiative:
In an effort to reduce the overpopulation of cats in our Laramie County community and to help the caregivers of feral cat colonies, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter offers an affordable program to help neuter and vaccinate feral cats.
Through the Feral Cat Program, feral cats are neutered, vaccinated, tested for disease and then are released back into the wild by their caregivers. These cats are free of deadly diseases, can no longer reproduce and are vaccinated against rabies. The cost per animal to participate in our Feral Cat Program is $30.
This fee includes neutering and administering vaccinations, including rabies. You can also purchase a microchip for an additional $30, FeLV/FIV test for an additional $25 and a Feline Leukemia vaccination for an additional $5.
To make an appointment to have a feral cat neutered, call 307-632-6655. Appointments fill quickly, so make sure to call at least 24 hours ahead of time. A limited number of humane traps are available at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, call first to ensure availability.
Barn Cat Initiative
Barn Cat Initiative:
Barn cats are cats who came into the shelter under-socialized, feral, or otherwise unsuitable for house-cat living. For a substantially reduced adoption fee, (as of now, these felines are free) these cats may be adopted to be put to work in shops, barns, etc. These cats are all vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed/neutered, and ear-tipped prior to going to their new place of employment.
People who adopt barn cats are still expected to provide adequate food, water, and shelter.
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Big Fix Program
Big Fix Program:
The Big Fix, a proactive program of CAS offers low-cost neutering to income-eligible families in our community. Each month 10-15 animals are altered through the Big Fix, slowly reducing the number of unwanted animals that are turned in to the shelter each year. The program targets low-income families and individuals that do not utilize veterinary services because of economic barriers and offers financial assistance for neutering of cats and dogs.
For more information about the Big Fix program, call 307-365-6638, email [email protected] or download an application here.
Info on Microchiping
Microchips work like an identification tag. But, microchips cannot fall off, get lost or be forgotten. They are tiny, harmless devices that are implanted between an animal’s shoulder blades. They transmit a signal with a number that can be detected by special wands. The number corresponds to a number in a database, linking the animal to its owner’s contact information. If an animal gets lost, anyone with a wand can link the microchip to the owner’s contact information and get him or her home quickly.
Choosing to microchip your pet is an inexpensive, responsible and often life-saving decision. We will microchip your pet for just $30, which includes the initial registration to the owner. Just bring your pet to the shelter between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The process only takes a minute, and no appointment is necessary.
Assistance & Help
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter offers several programs and assistance for the community – from finding a missing pet, animal control services, help for low-cost spay and neuter procedures, microchipping, pet loss support, and of course, the facilities and services provided by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
Comea Shelter Boarding
When a person enrolls in COMEA, the shelter provides very low-cost boarding to their pets in an effort to try to keep pets with their people. We offer 30 days of boarding for $30 per pet, or 4 hours of volunteerism at the shelter in lieu of boarding fees. Pets enrolled in this program may be visited by their people during their stay, and are provided with daily food, water, walks and socialization, and enrichment. This program offers spaying and neutering and rabies vaccination of pets at no additional expense to the owner, and low-cost microchips to the owner in addition to the boarding fee. (COMEA boarding contract is required for enrollment.)
Safehouse Shelter Boarding
When a person enrolls in Safehouse, the shelter provides very low-cost boarding to their pets in an effort to try to keep pets with their people. We offer boarding for $30 per pet. Pets enrolled in this program may be visited by their people during their stay, and are provided with daily food, water, walks and socialization, and enrichment.
This program offers spaying and neutering and rabies vaccination of pets at no additional expense to the owner, and low-cost microchips to the owner in addition to the boarding fee.
HOURS & LOCATION
800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Until 6 p.m.*
*(except New Years, Cheyenne Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
INTAKES AND RECLAIMS:
Open at 8 a.m.
and Meet & Greet Hours:
11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By appointment only. Please call the front desk to set up an appointment.
Main Office: (307) 632-6655
Animal Control: (307) 635-1453
After Hours Lost & Found: (307) 214-5779
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides intake, reclaim and owner surrender services to Cheyenne and Laramie County residents only.