Thursday, July 16, 2009

Event Announcement: ASPCA TNR Spectacular!

The ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics invite feral cat colony caretakers to attend:

TNR Spectacular!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street (corner of 48th Avenue), Queens

7:30-8:00 a.m.: Arrival with cats for those bringing cats for spay/neuter
8:00 am.: Intake of cats on the clinics
=2 0 9:00 am.: Arrival for those participating but not bringing cats
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Booths open for info and Q&A; trap demonstrations
10:00-11:05 a.m.: Workshop: "Veterinary Q&A: A Day on the Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics"
11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Workshop: "Post-operative Care for Feral Cats"
12:15-1:00 p.m.: Workshop: "Working Together to Help Hoarders in Your Community"
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Booths open for info and Q&A; trap demonstrations
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Cat discharge from the clinics

A fleet of 5 ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics will be on-site in Queens to provide free spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats. There will also be a series of workshops presented on topics including the inner workings of the ASPCA's Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic, post-operative care of feral cats, and how to help p eople who hoard cats in your community. TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) organizations will have booths where they will provide information on their work and feral cat management issues, techniques, events, and resources.

Appointments
There is no fee to attend this event or to have feral cats spayed or neutered, but advance appointments are required for spay/neuter. To book your spay/neuter appointment(s), call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

Transportation
If you need transportation for your cats to and from the Mobile Clinics, contact the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals at transport@AnimalAllianceNYC.org. Please put "TNR Spectacular Transport Request July 25" in the subject line of your e-mail and include your full name, phone number, pick-up address (including zip code), and the number of cats you need transported. One caretaker may ride with his/her cats; if you have your own transportation, please use it to save room for cats in the van.

More Information
Contact the ASPCA at 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692), or visit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative web site.

No comments: