Spay and Stay: The proof is in the numbers!

Thank you for your continued support as Spay and Stay carries forth our work in the trailer parks for the second year running. In this update we will be giving our supporters numbers that demonstrate the impact that your donations have made to these marginalized and innocent kittens and cats. In 2016 the total was approx. 200 trapped! 52 kittens and 125 adult cats were adopted and only 30 feral cats were released back to the trailer park. These numbers are proof of the positive impact your donations allow our volunteers and vets to make! Thank you again from all of us at Spay and Stay!

Do you know anyone looking for a new furry friend?

Please send them our way! Have them check out the Spay and Stay Facebook page to see the cats and kittens available! We also list at Petfinder.com and RescueMe.org.

Donate to Emergency Medical Expenses

Please help us raise funds to cover emergency medical expenses! These funds make a difference and can save kitties' lives! Recently these funds helped save cats that all had very threatening eye conditions from infection and neglect. We are SO GRATEFUL that we were able to treat and help these poor babies! 

Use the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page, or directly sponsor one of our cats on Petfinder.com.


So how is Spay and Stay able to help so many cats?

Spay and Stay relies heavily on volunteer efforts, grants, and donations to provide this valuable service to our community.

Help us help these cats live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Help abandoned cats in Beach Park, IL

Spay and Stay is raising funds to help abandoned and marginalized cats both feral and non feral in the trailer parks around Beach Park Illinois. Please visit their GoFundMe page to donate.


Got Cats?

Spay and Stay works with compassionate individuals and local governments to humanely control the growth of the feral cat population in Lake County, Illinois using trap-neuter-return (TNR). We connect caretakers of feral and stray cats with four veterinary clinics in the area to perform spay/neuter surgeries.

Steps to Helping Cats

  1. Complete the caretaker registration form from the Our Process page and fax (847-557-9136), e-mail (info@spayandstay.org) or mail it to us (S&S, PO Box 145, Grayslake, IL 60030).
  2. Once your caretaker registration form has been confirmed by Spay and Stay, you will be called to:
    • Confirm that you and the cats are eligible
    • Schedule an appointment with a veterinarian
    • Borrow a trap (30" L x 11" H x 9" W) and be taught how to trap cats.

See Our Process for details.

Remember, if you catch a cat without having a vet appointment, it may have to wait several days in the trap before seeing a vet. Please schedule an appointment through Spay and Stay before catching a feral or stray cat.

Office Hours

Office hours are generally 10:30 am to 3 pm excluding holidays. Please call 847-548-1980 to make sure someone is in the office before you stop in. 

Walk-in hours 10:30 pm to 3 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs. By appointment only on Monday and Friday. Call 847-548-1980 for an appointment.

Please allow our small staff 48 hours to return your call or email (info@spayandstay.org).