HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Another SNIP (Spay, Neuter Impact Program) clinic has come and gone. Mom L and Dad P were on duty yet again in early April for their favorite way to spend a Sunday—working a SNIP clinic. This time they also volunteered to help with setting up the county animal services shelter space so’s it would be all ready for the cats and volunteers the next day. The set-up is done as soon as the shelter closed on Saturday at 5PM. And with all there is to do, the hand full of volunteers who helped were done by 6:30PM!! AMAZING!!
First they have to lay down paper everywhere they will be walking except in the surgery area. That paper has to be taped down and it takes like a bazillion yards of paper let me tell you!
And then they have to clean out all the area they need back in surgery. The shelter uses some of the space SNIP needs for storage like this space below.
You should have seen this space before SNIP volunteers moved stuff out. It was packed!
The other space that really needs lots of set up is the other part of the surgery where the cats are shaved and readied for surgery.
You can see there is a lot of stuff behind Dad P walking along there in the first photo. By surgery morning, this area is ready to rock and roll gettin’ the kitties’ all prepped for their surgeries.
Finally on SNIP Sunday the cats start comin’ in to be registered. As my regular readers know, all the cats must be brought inside a cat trap. No carriers. This clinic is specifically for community cats that have been trapped either by individual community members or by local community cat rescues.
Here are some of the sixty eight cats that were SNIP’d in April. (hover that mousie over photos for captions purlease)
So many cats, young and old, are our cherished patients today.
Other kitties were just as worried as the little marmie boy, but really this is gonna be a best day for all of them.
All but the most friendly will be released to live their lives outside with their feeders making sure they get at least one really good meal a day.
If you have a community cat rescue near you please be sure to donate any spare green papers or supplies. Almost all rescues have Amazon Wish Lists and that’s an easy way to help them out.
PAW PATS, SAVANNAH
PeeEss—Let me apologize for being missing on my Friday Memes post last Friday. My typist and photo editor was kind’a out for the last few days. Mom L had a real meowie ouchie in her back and wasn’t movin’ around so great. But she is able to paw my key board for me today! YAY!