Feline Investigation: Approving Feral Rescue
HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
You all know I have recently been suspicious of Mom L’s recent activity…outside my castle. Well I now have my first inclination as to what she may be up to…but I still suspect…as an expert member of the Feline Bureau of Investigation…that there is still more to her story.
Of course, my long time readers will immediately realize that Mom L has been to yet another SNIP Clinic (Spay, Neuter Impact Program)…not that the first photos is Mom L’s…*proud ears*.
This clinic is done quarterly at our county public shelter, closed on Sundays, but they give SNIP access to the surgery and all the space needed to offer rescues and the public the opportunity to bring in community cats (aka ferals), in traps, for low cost spay and neuter. The cost is $15 USD and includes spay, neuter and rabies vaccination and other vaccines as well as flea treatment and any simple dental work and/or wound treatment and even sometimes, a quick mani/pedi!!
Early morning admission is a very busy place…
That’s my first rescue human, in the blue vest, Ms Tammy…she pulled me before being killed and fostered me until I could go to a safe no kill facility, Kitty Corner.
Ms Tammy and Mom L worked with Ms Eileen to do admission for the public community cat intakes. On Sunday, January 31, SNIP spayed and neutered and treated about 103 community cats!!!
Some of the patients were not purrleased with their day…but I know that they will no longer be able to reproduce and that they will be returned to communities where they have long been fed well and cared for. (hover over photos to view captions)
So many of the patients are not completely feral. They live in humans’ back yards, are cared for and just need to be spayed, neutered and vaccinated for rabies and other common cat diseases.
This is the recovery room. It is kept very quiet and respectful of the kitties and all that they have gone through to come to this clinic for spay and neuter.
Mom L totally luvluvluvs doing this special clinic, held 4 times a year. And this best part about this clinic…DAD P JOINED MOM L…
And last but not least by far…Mom L greeted her Return To Field pal Ms Julie. Ms Julie is the founder of Outcast Cat Help which is the only transfer partner at this time with Contra Costa Animal Services. Mom L just completed her training to become a Feline Express Driver for this program…lots more to come about that!
I am working on a really great blog post for Return to Field and Mom L’s first experience with Ms Julie…stay tuned!!