February 23rd marked the 16th annual Spay Day USA, and to celebrate, Alley Cat Rescue once again hosted a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. The event assisted both domestic cats (housecats) and feral cats. For $30 per cat, individuals had their cats sterilized and vaccinated.
(Picture: Cats in carriers and traps wait for surgery)
On February 25th and 26th, Dr. Manzoor and the Brentwood Animal Hospital partnered with ACR to advocate for low-cost sterilization to combat pet homelessness. Joining the team was Dr. McFadden and Dr. Caroline Preyer. ACR would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Preyer, a graduate of Ohio State University, for volunteering her time to help us out. We would also like to thank Christi Fries, of Terrapin Pets, for helping with trapping and transporting of feral cats. Together, we sterilized 40 cats!
Every year “kitten season” lasts longer, bringing in more kittens than rescue groups can handle; so again before spring arrives, please make sure your pets have been sterilized. Kittens are cute, but unwanted litters only mean higher euthanasia rates at local shelters and countless more forming feral colonies. Please help spread the word of how important it is to sterilize pets and the importance of trap-neuter-return (TNR). 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are killed every year in local shelters. The only effective way to stop this is through low-cost sterilization programs and TNR programs.
Remember to check out ACR’s CATs directory on our website (www.saveacat.org) to help you find a feral cat rescue located near you. The only effective method of fighting pet homelessness is to “beat the heat!”
As always, thank you for your continued support and for caring for our
feline friends! Every little bit makes a difference!