Flowers for the caretakers and not the clients!
Bookmarks for caretakers
Volunteers and staff waiting for clients
Female clients in line for surgery
PetSmart ADOPTION EVENT PetSmart hosted their National Pet Adoption weekend through Sunday,
November 13. SNACK volunteers tabled at PetSmart Polaris on Friday,
November 11 and we are happy to report Hillary has a new forever home!
Our thanks to: Vicki, the PetSmart manager, for her hospitality to the
volunteers; the adopter; and to the volunteers who spent their afternoon
tabling. Good luck to Hillary and her new family!
The SNACK table with Donald and Hillary at PetSmart
Donald, waiting for his new family.
CRAFT SALE, DECEMBER 4
Mark your calendars for the annual Gambier Craft Sale at Kenyon College.
Event   48th Gambier Craft Sale
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11am to 3:30pm
Kenyon Athletic Center, 221 Duff Street, Gambier 43022
What   Here is just a sample of the goodies available. Your purchases support the work of SNACK. Thank you!
Toys for Kitties
Limited Edition Key Chains
Festive Cork Wreath
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October 2016 SNACK News
FIX-IT DAY OCTOBER 11 SNACK hosted a great National Feral Cat Day Fix-it day. We had 29 cats in for
surgery including 5 feral cats. There were 16 females and 13 males. Two
volunteers, Cheryl and Gabby, trapped feral cats late last night and
early this morning and transported them into the clinic at 8 a.m. That
Thank you to the intake volunteers this morning--Sharon, Robb, Toni,
Greg, and Rita and our discharge volunteers of Marty and Carol! Our
thanks too, as always, to the professional doctors and staff at the
Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and our donors and fundraisers who help
make it all possible.
Our Mother's Day fix-it day clinic is full and we are now filling the
Happy Holidays fix-it day scheduled for December 13.
Opal, the clinic greeter
Black cat at weigh station
Volunteer with tortoise shell cat
NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY, OCTOBER 16
"All Cats All Communities" is the theme of this year's National
Feral Cat Day on October 16, 2016. This theme reflects SNACK's mission
statement and programs: that is, cats' lives--whether feral (also called
community cats, barn cats, or free-roaming cats), stray, or pets--are
important. Humane policies to protect cats benefit neighborhoods,
communities, and individuals. SNACK will celebrate National Feral Cat
Day by holding a low-cost fix-it day clinic on October 11 at the
Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and continuing our trap/neuter/return
program until cold weather arrives.
Our trap/neuter/return program (TNR) for feral cats is in its sixth
year. TNR is the only effective way to humanely and effectively control
the free-roaming cat population. The cats pictured here live in a family
group called a colony and are bonded to their environment and colony.
These cats are the same species as a pet cat but are not adoptable
because they are not socialized to humans. In our TNR program,
volunteers work to stabilize the colony population. The cats are
trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated with a one-year rabies
vaccination, ear tipped, and then returned to their outdoor home to live
their natural lives. A colony caregiver provides basic care such as
food, water, and shelter.
National Feral Cat Day, affordable and accessible spay/neuter days, and
trap/neuter/return programs--all small actions that benefit cats,
individuals, neighborhoods, and communities.
Cat staying close to cover for safety
Shrubs provide good cover for ferals
Two of colony cats with visible eartip
TRAPPING REPORT, OCTOBER 7 This morning volunteers returned to a project they started last week. This time
they used the drop trap because they didn't want to trap the previously
trapped kittens. Mom was trapped right away using tuna as bait.
She was moved to a box trap and then transported to the Fredericktown
Veterinary Clinic for surgery and recovery overnight.
One kitten remains to be trapped. Volunteers are hoping good weather continues
and they can return.
Drop trap baited and set
Mom cat in box trap
SNACK is the proud recipient of a grant from GreaterGood
to provide Meloxicam (brand name Metacam) to cats in need. This grant is valued at $485.00 and will help the cats undergoing surgeries in our low cost spay/neuter clinics feel less pain after surgery. Thank you GreaterGood!
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September 2016 SNACK News
TRAPPING REPORT, SEPTEMBER 30 Volunteers had an early start this morning at a new project with a mom cat and
her three kittens. Two kittens were successfully trapped in one trap while Mom cat watched. The volunteers drove away from the premises and left the traps in
care of the client, but Mom was too smart for a box trap. We're hoping
the cold weather won't arrive and volunteers can try a drop trap and a different
bait in a week or so. SNACK's goal is to stabilize the cat population in
this colony before spring.
The two kittens are a male and a female. They were transported to the
Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic in one trap. After surgery and a rabies
vaccination today, they will be returned to their home tomorrow in
Black and white female
Grey and white male
RASCAL REPORT, SEPTEMBER 20
SNACK had an amazing day today in Marengo working with the RASCAL unit and
the Humane Society of Morrow County. 50 cats had spay or neuter
surgery. Clients came from Morrow, Knox, and Delaware counties. Thanks
to Jennifer of the Humane Society of Morrow County who handled
registrations; Toni, Robb, Greg, Sue, and Rita, SNACK volunteers, who
staffed the event; the RASCAL doctor and staff; and the Big Walnut
Township Fire Department who hosted the event and our donors and
SNACK has now supported over 500 spay/neuter surgeries this year. Our
next fix-it day events are National Feral Cat Day on October 11 (full),
Mother's Day on 11/15, and a Happy Holidays Fix-it Day on December 13.
Me Out Too!
TRAPPING REPORT, SEPTEMBER 16 Today volunteers began a trapping project at a large
colony with over 10 cats. They are trying to do what they can before bad weather arrives and they have to set aside the traps for the year.
Most of the cats in this colony are orange and white and there are a
couple of brown tigers according to the client. This morning, volunteers saw
four cats and trapped all four--all females they think. The traps were
covered with large sheets to keep the cats calm and then they were
transported to Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic. The cats will have surgery
in the afternoon and receive a rabies vaccination and left ear tip. After
they recover overnight at the clinic, volunteers will return in the
morning to take them back to their home.
Depending on the weather, volunteers plan a return to trap this fall or early in the spring.
Another Brown Tiger
Waiting for Transport
Orange and White Feral
FIX-IT DAY REPORT, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 SNACK hosted a fantastic fix-it day--16 females and 17 male cats brought in
for surgery. Most were younger kittens, less than 6 months old with a
couple of feral cats as well. SNACK's year-to-date total is over 460 cats
spayed/neutered and SNACK plans on making its goal of 575 cats by the end of
2016! What a huge benefit to the cats and the community!
Our thanks go to the morning intake team of Robb, Sharon, Toni, Greg,
and Rita and to the discharge team of Carol and Marty. Thanks too to the
professional staff of the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and our fund
raisers and donors who make it all possible.
Our next fix-it day is on October 11 and we will celebrate National
Feral Cat Day. It is full as of today. November 15 is our next open date
and SNACK will host a Mother's Day Fix-it Day. Details soon!
TRAPPING REPORT, SEPTEMBER 8 Mr. Garfield has been an infrequent visitor to a volunteer's house for over 6
months. Somehow he shows up on fix-it days or weekends--times when it is
not feasible to set a trap for him. Early on September 8, he was at their back door; the volunteers set
a trap, were successful, and brought Mr. Garfield to the vet clinic. They picked him up the following day to return to his colony.
Volunteers believe he comes from a home
about a half-mile away. They have a lot of cats. He is a young
tom and not very aggressive and maybe was chased off by the cats at his
colony. He comes around to visit the other cats at the volunteer's home--not for
females particularly. He doesn't follow a feeding schedule and
disappears for weeks at a time which is why it has taken so long to get
him. He was visiting over the weekend (as usual!) but volunteers thought they might
have a chance if they could hook him on a steady food supply. This morning
they had the opportunity.
Meet Mr. Garfield
Mr. Garfield before trapping
Mr. Garfield after trapping
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August 2016 SNACK News
TRAPPING REPORT, AUGUST 26
Volunteers worked at two trapping projects today.
The first was in a city parking lot. Volunteers trapped there about a month
ago after the caregivers reported a kitten in the colony. Volunteers
were unsuccessful and CityKitty then disappeared for a couple of weeks.
All were concerned for her safety but she returned to the colony last
Because volunteers were trapping previously neutered cats, they returned
this morning with a drop trap rather than a typical box trap. The
picture shows the drop trap set. There is a string to pull the trap when
the appropriate cat enters the trap. This video
shows when CityKitty gets
into the trap and the volunteer pulls the string to drop the trap. Once
the trap was covered with a sheet to keep the cat calm, volunteers used bungee
cords to attach a box trap to the drop trap. Then the drop
trap door was opened and CityKitty moved to the box trap for transport.
CityKitty is a young female. She was transported to the Fredericktown
Veterinary Clinic for surgery and vaccinations. Volunteers
will return her in the morning to one of the colony caregivers who will
work to socialize her. SNACK feel so fortunate that the volunteers were successful in
trapping because of the concerns about her safety and adding kittens to
a city parking lot is so perilous.
At the second trapping project, volunteers were unsuccessful in their
trapping efforts. They plan a return next month.
Drop trap Set
Transfer of CityKitty to box trap
CityKitty ready to transport
TRAPPING REPORT, AUGUST 23 (continued from AUGUST 22) Volunteers returned this morning to yesterday's feral colony and trapped another cat--7 total. They plan to return to the colony in 3
or 4 weeks to resume trapping after they assess how many cats remain in
TRAPPING REPORT, AUGUST 22 SNACK volunteers were out in the pre-dawn hours trapping at a large
feral colony. They caught six cats before 8 am! The cats were
transported to Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic for surgery, ear-tipping
and a rabies vaccination. Of the six, there were two nursing mom cats.
The mother cats will be returned late this afternoon and released when
the anesthesia has worn off so they can continue nursing their kittens.
The caregiver fed the remaining cats a small amount of food this
afternoon and then picked it up after a half hour. We're hoping these
actions will leave the cats hungry enough so they are easy to catch in
the morning when volunteers will return.
Trap baited and set
TRAPPING REPORT, AUGUST 19 Volunteers worked on two trapping projects today. Trapping Project One is a
project from 2013 with a new cat. Last night, volunteers trapped Sylvester. He
spent the night on a protected porch and was transported this morning to the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic to be neutered. Trapping
Project Two is a new project. Volunteers trapped two female cats this morning.
Three or four socialized kittens remain but are too small for
surgery.The client plans to bring them into the next fix-it day in
September. A feral tom cat remains as well and SNACK will wait to see if
Tom drifts away once the females are spayed. If he stays, volunteers will return
and trap him--or at least try.
All the cats were returned to their homes the morning after surgery.
Cat from Project Two
Second cat from Project Two
FIX-IT DAY REPORT, AUGUST 16, 2016 We had a huge fix-it day today--28 cats, 18 females and 10 males! The
pictures show the crowd at the weigh-in. Heather, Taryn, Toni, and Greg
did a great job getting the cats in, weighed and lined up for
surgery. Surgery started right at 8 am and before we left at 9:30, some
cats were already in recovery. Volunteers Marty and Carol handled the evening discharge.
Our thanks to the doctors and staff at the Fredericktown Veterinary
Clinic, our donors and supporters, our volunteers, and the clients who
are getting the cats into the clinics.
Volunteers at weigh station
Patients waiting for surgery
After surgery, recovering
Volunteer Greg picking up signs
RASCAL REPORT AUGUST 2, 2016 Dr. G saw 49 cats today and did 47 spay/neuter surgeries. There were 26
females, 21 males, one male was previously neutered, and one male was
too small for surgery. Many of the patients were kittens. We applaud the
clients who are taking care of neutering their pets at an early age.
Our thanks to Chief Bill Smith of the College Township Fire Department,
Dr. G and the RASCAL staff, our volunteers today--Toni, Debi, Sue,
Sharon, Robb, Greg, and Rita--and the other volunteers and supporters
who helped to promote the day. For our first time "on our own" with
RASCAL, we are very pleased with the turn-out and with helping the cats
and people in the community.
Our next fix-it day at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic is in two
weeks, Tuesday, August 16. Only a few spots remain. After this
Back-to-School fix-it day, we'll be booking for our September 13 fix-it day.
RASCAL Unit 2 in Gambier
Honey, a young kitten
RASCAL tech working on surgery packs
Kitten waiting for surgery
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July 2016 SNACK News
TRAPPING UPDATE, Week of July 24
Early on Friday morning (July 29), volunteers went to an urban cat colony where there was a
report of a new kitten resident. The caregivers have managed this colony
for over 10 years and there are two cats who have been there for about 8
years. The pictures show one of the set traps and one of the cats
looking at the trap. Our trappers watched for a few minutes, trapped and released one of residents, and waited for the kitten to appear. A tree trimmer
crew then arrived with power tools and a loud limb grinder. So much for
Volunteers returned the following morning (July 30) when they felt there would be little chance
of tree trimmers or other activity in an effort to trap the kitten. There were no tree trimmers but no
success either. Volunteers saw five cats--two black cats, the tiger
seen previously, a gray/white ear-tipped cat, and the kitten. They
trapped the tiger cat but not the kitten. It is a positive development
that she is at the feeding station when the caregivers normally feed the
cats. She is becoming a regular.
Volunteers will try again next weekend and use a drop trap in an attempt to avoid
trapping cats they don't want to catch. We are grateful for the persistence of our volunteer trappers!
One of the colony cats inspects trap
Black cat #2
Ear-tipped cat at the urban project
Cat inspecting drain
TRAPPING UPDATE, July 15 SNACK trappers were out today at two projects. We were able to finish one project and took in a female cat for surgery this morning. We have
been trying to trap her since early April. Most recently, the client was
using a trap as a feeding station and that worked this morning. Her
picture is below.
At the second project, volunteers were not successful but plan a return
visit in about 3 weeks.
JULY 12 FIX-IT DAY
We had an awesome day--27 cats from 5 counties, 16 female cats and 11
males. If each female cat had just one litter this year with 5 kittens,
there would 90 more kittens for clients to provide with food, shelter,
and care. Spay/neuter surgery makes a huge difference for the cat, the
clients and the community.
Our sincere thanks to our donors and supporters, our fund raisers,
volunteers today--Linda, Heather, Taryn, Carol, Toni, Marty, Greg, and
Rita--and the staff and veterinarians at the Fredericktown Veterinary
Clinic! Our next clinic is in Gambier on August 2 followed by a Fix-it
Day Clinic in Fredericktown on August 16.
The pictures are some of the "purr-sonalities" in attendance today. (We didn't have one black cat!)
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June 2016 SNACK News
JUNE 25 RASCAL UNIT EVENT
SNACK co-hosted an amazing day on June 25 in Marengo. There were 51 cats--27 females
spayed, 21 males neutered, 2 females were previously spayed, and one
male was previously neutered. Clients and cats were from 4
counties--Delaware, Crawford, Knox, and Morrow. We are grateful to Dr.
Gonzalez of the Rascal Unit and her staff, Jennifer of the Humane
Society of Morrow County and their volunteers, SNACK volunteers--Toni,
Debi, Sue, Greg, and Rita, the Big Walnut Township Joint Fire Department
for hosting us, and our donors and supporters. We ARE making a
Our next fix-it day on July 12 at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic is
nearly full. We will host the Rascal Unit in Gambier on Tuesday, August
2. Please check this website for details and register early!
Rascal Day client
Some of the line-up in the morning
Empty carriers while clients in surgery
Rascal Unit 2, the cat unit
Stanley, the Rascal Unit 4-legged assistant
JUNE 20 FIX-IT DAY
SNACK hosted an awesome fix-it day today with 22 cats spayed or neutered (13
females, 9 males) and one previously spayed female. Our thanks to the clients, the volunteers (Robb,
Sharon, Greg, Toni, Marty, Carol, and Rita), the doctors and staff at
the Fredericktown Veterinary clinic, our supporters and donors. Well
Our next fix-it day is the Midsummer Fix-it Day on Tuesday, July 12.
The overflow waiting area
Mr. Dot with Dr. Ann
TRAPPING NEWS UPDATE, week of June 10, 2016  Volunteer trappers were advised by a colony care-giver that 3 new adult cats had recently shown
up at this long-established colony of community cats and needed to be brought in for neutering. The volunteers baited and waited. The first cat to show up was white with tiger stripes around his face and tail.
He was VERY friendly, and a volunteer was easily able to place him into a carrier for transport. After more waiting, a handsome black and white tuxedo cat began hanging around observing but not moving too close. Then a third cat, a grey tiger, came out of the weeds and went behind some pallets that were stacked nearby. Another smaller grey tiger popped its head up and followed what volunteers now knew was momma under the pallets. More kittens appeared, 4 in all; we estimate they are 6-7 weeks old but never seen by the care-giver.
Volunteers were able to trap "momma" and take her and "Mr. Friendly" for S/N. "Mr. Friendly" turned out to be already neutered; the volunteers will return to the site next week
to try and get the tuxedo cat and 4 kittens.
Momma shortly after surgery
Momma after release
Momma disappearing near feeding station
Mr. Friendly wandering off
Path used by cats between weeds and pallets
JUNE 7 FIX-IT DAY  We had 20 cats this morning--17 females and 3 males. Several of the
female cats had kittens earlier this year. Kudos to the clients who
brought them in today. Our thanks also to our volunteers, Carol,
Marty, Robb, Sharon, Toni, Greg, and Rita, the doctors and staff at the
Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic, and our donors and fundraisers.
Our group's year-to-date total of spay/neuters stands now at over 220
surgeries. Our next fix-it day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21.
Client Cat at the weigh station
Another way to be weighed
Waiting for surgery
Prep before surgery; vaccine
Footsie, a male client
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May 2016 SNACK News
TRAPPING NEWS UPDATE, MAY 25, 2016
Volunteers never quit. They returned to a project on May 25, trying to trap 6 feral kittens and a mother cat. They were able to trap 4 of the 6 kittens, whose pictures are below.
The kittens are about 8 weeks old and volunteers will work to socialize them so they become friendly around people and a home environment and are adoptable. They are at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic now, being tested and starting on their vaccinations. Fosters will take over in the next few days.
Volunteers plan to return to the project next week and try for the mother cat again. The clients are using a training trap as a feeding station, hoping to familiarize her with going into a trap.
Donald and Marco
Trap used as a feeding station
SNACK and RASCAL SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
Event:     Cats Only Low Cost Spay/Neuter Day
Who:   SNACK and the Rascal Unit (Mobile Veterinary Clinic based in Columbus)
When:   Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (Drop off time will be assigned between 9 am and 10 am)
Where:   College Township Fire Department, 102 East Brooklyn Street, Gambier
Please note:   Rascal Unit Days are NOT the same as fix-it days. Please read this info before registering.
Register:   Feral, strays, and pet cats are welcome. Pre-registration and pre-payment are Required. The $25/cat cost includes spay/neuter surgery, a one-year rabies vaccination, and ear-tipping for feral cats. Registration forms and
day of surgery info are available.
Forms and payment (check or money order made out to SNACK, Inc.) must be mailed with payment to SNACK, Inc, P.O. Box 121, Sunbury, OH 43074. You will receive confirmation by phone when we receive your form. NO refunds.
REGISTER IN PERSON An in-person registration will be held on Sunday, July 17 at the Public
Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount
Vernon from 1 to 3 P.M. Registration forms will be available and
volunteers can answer your questions about the event. Payment must be
made at registration and cash, money order, or a check (to SNACK, Inc.)
will be accepted.
Questions: Email email@example.com or call 614-371-8996.
LATEST TRAPPING NEWS  This has been a busy trapping month for SNACK volunteers. On May 20, one of two cats left at a project to be trapped, neutered and returned was captured. He is an adult male with lots of scratches on his face. We're hopeful that when he returns to his colony, he won't roam as much and will stay
out of the briars. Doc is pictured below.
TRAPPING NEWS  Volunteers returned to a project on May 18 they thought they had finished last fall. The
client contacted SNACK in April with news they had a new cat in the colony. After a trapping date was arranged, the client put all of the cats on a feeding schedule for a couple weeks and stopped food yesterday morning. Today when volunteers arrived, the cats were hungry and it was easy to trap the new cat
quickly. Mr. Spots was neutered and he will spend the night at the
veterinary clinic. He will return to his colony in the morning.
TRAPPING NEWS  Volunteers returned to a trapping project this morning. Two weeks ago on April 19, they trapped two cats and today they trapped two more. The client reports Ghost, a long-hair tiger, is a frequent visitor to the colony and visits
other areas. This morning he was trapped and he is now neutered, has a rabies vaccination, and is ear-tipped. The other picture is Smoke. She is one of two black cats in the colony. Two cats remain to be trapped.
SAVE THE DATE
Register now for the next RASCAL Unit spay/neuter clinic on June 25th. This event is for cats only and will be held at the Big Walnut Joint Fire District in Marengo. A limited number of spots are available, so register early. Forms and more details are available at www.hsofmc.org.
Please print the flyer
and share with others!
Team SNACK Walks On  It was a cool, dreary day for the CapCity Half Marathon, but Team SNACK was undeterred. Six walkers completed either the quarter or half marathon; all are grateful for the support of our donors to help continue the important work of SNACK.
Check out these medals
A pair of happy finishers
The smiles tell the story
Bagels and medals are good together
MAY 3 FIX-IT DAY
We had 17 females and 4 males for surgery today. Since SNACK was started in 2011, the group has supported over 1500 spay/neuters. That is a lot of cats and a lot of kittens!
The pictures show one of the cats, Twyla. Twyla was a stray and the kind-hearted client brought her into her home to keep her out of the cold weather. She then had kittens. The kittens are now old enough to be on their own so Twyla was in for her surgery today. The other picture shows Dr. Cat and the reunion with one of her bottle babies from July. She was happy to see her!
As always, special thanks to our volunteers today--Robb, Toni, Greg, Carol, Marty, and Rita. Thanks to the staff and veterinarians at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic, and thanks to our donors and hard-working fundraisers.
Dr. Cat reunites with one of her bottle babies
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April 2016 SNACK News
LATEST TRAPPING NEWS
Volunteers participated in a trapping project the morning of April 19. This colony formed last summer. There are 5 cats and they appear to be
young adults--Old Yeller (pictured below), two tiger cats (one was
trapped), and two black cats. There is another male cat who visits
regularly to eat but roams and doesn't stay. The two cats will have
their spay or neuter surgery, a left ear tip, and rabies
vaccination. They will spend the night at the clinic and will be returned
to their colony the following morning.
Volunteers will return in a week or two to try again. Perhaps they will
use a different bait or a different approach on trapping the remaining
The rain has stopped for now and volunteers were able to get out and start a new
project the morning of April 12. This pretty kitten was born last fall and is now
ready to have kittens of her own. There is one other kitten and we'll
return to the project in a couple weeks to try and trap her and stop the
colony from increasing.
See a video
of the release. Warning: It's quick!
Another view, same kitten
APRIL 5 FIX-IT DAY  We had a good fix-it day today--20 cats spayed or neutered. We had many
more registered but several were feral and eluded trapping. We are happy
to report that 3 of the 20 cats were feral cats so it's a great sign the
people took the time and effort to get the cats fixed today. Thanks to
volunteers--Heather, Taryn, Laurie, Greg, Debi, Carol, Toni, and Rita;
the doctors and staff at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic, the
clients who got the cats in, and our donors and those who helped with
fundraising. Our year-to-date tally on fix-it days is 98 females spayed
and 79 males neutered.
Feral cat client
Reminder to NOT feed before surgery
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
It's that time of year again! Re-enroll in the Kroger Community
Rewards Program. Your participation makes a huge difference to a group
like SNACK. In 2015, we received over $600 from the program, just by
using your Kroger Plus Card when you shop and designating SNACK as the
recipient of your community rewards.
To re-enroll, go to Kroger Rewards
. Have your
Kroger Plus Card ready. Sign in using your email address and password.
View your profile and then designate Spay and Neuter Abandoned Cats and
Kittens, group #96747, as receiving the rewards. It's that easy!
TEAM SNACK IS ON THE MOVE!
Just 26 days until Team SNACK steps off in the OhioHealth Capital City
Half Marathon in Columbus. The six walkers are training hard and nearly
ready. Here, Ben S models Team SNACK's shirt, front and back. Our goal
is to raise $1,000 which will be matched by a donor to reach our other
goal this year--spay/neuter of 575 cats. Click here
Walker Ben S. models shirt
Back view of Ben S. and shirt
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March 2016 SNACK News
The March 22 visit by the Rascal Unit was a big success. Volunteers greeted 31
females and 17 males for spay/neuter services. About 10 of the cats were
feral. The veterinarian said there were a number of bite wounds and abscesses on the ferals; it was long day for her and the staff
because they were not only fixing cats, but cleaning wounds as well.
We thank the Humane Society of Morrow County and the Big Walnut Joint Fire District for hosting this event. The next day with HS of MC, SNACK, and the Rascal Unit is on Saturday, June 25.
Rascal Unit 2 arrives
Checking in the cats
Volunteers line up cats
Cats waiting their turns
FIX-IT DAY REPORT MARCH 15 It was a dark and rainy start to the Ides of March fix-it day. Twenty-one cats were in
for surgery: 12 males and 9 females. Our thanks go to our donors, volunteers, the clients for taking this step for their cats' health, and the clinic doctors and staff. Our next fix-it day at
the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic is in three weeks, Tuesday, April 5.
A gloomy beginning
Clients wait in the hall
The carrier is partially covered to help keep the kitty calm
FIX-IT DAY REPORT We had a beautiful
start to Ohio's 213th Birthday fix-it day. We had 25 cats in for surgery although one female was spayed previously. Our thanks go to the volunteers, the clinic staff, and the clients. Our next fix-it day, the Ides of
March, on March 15 is full. Our April fix-it day will be held on April 5.
The signs are posted
Volunteers discuss plans for the day
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February 2016 SNACK News
MOBILE RASCAL UNIT
The Humane Society of Morrow County and SNACK in cooperation with the Columbus based mobile RASCAL Unit will host a Spay/Neuter Clinic on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Big Walnut Joint Fire District, Marengo, OH. Download the registration form
and additional information
. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIX-IT DAY REPORT
The February 9 fix-it day event was crowded! Thirty-four cats were brought in by their humans -- 21 females
and 13 males. A multitude of thanks to the clinic doctors and staff, our volunteers who staffed the event (Toni, Robb, Sharon, Sue, Debi, Greg, Rita), volunteers Gail and Sue who posted
flyers, and the clients who managed to get the cats in. Together we are making progress in lowering the number of unwanted cats and kittens
Our next fix-it day on March 1 is already full for females. SNACK will sponsor an additional overflow day on March 15, "The Ides of March Fix-It Day". Register here
A crowded waiting room
Another patient waiting.
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January 2016 SNACK News
JANUARY 5 FIX-IT DAY Whew! What a great start to 2016. We had 29 cats in today for
surgery--17 males and 12 females. Thanks to our volunteers, including Robb, Toni, Greg, Laurie, Heather, Rita (who all worked the event) and Sue and Gail for posting flyers. Thanks to the clients for taking this step to improve their cats' lives and the veterinary clinic staff for their hard work. Thanks too to our donors and fundraisers who support the effort. Our next fix it day will be February 9.
Waiting their turn
Polly checks out the scene
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