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June 29, 2018   This morning a trapping volunteer nabbed Rusty, a feral tom cat who has visited her colony intermittently for several months. Rusty doesn't follow a feeding schedule or pattern and disappears for weeks at a time. In the past, the trapper tried to bait him with wet cat food but  this morning some dry kibble worked and Rusty was trapped--finally. He  was transported to The Animal Health Organization in Delaware where he  was neutered, ear-tipped, treated for fleas and ticks, and given a  1-year rabies vaccination. He was returned and released to his territory  in the evening.


With Rusty's trapping today, we are happy to summarize SNACK's  activity for the first six months of 2018. For our fix-it days/Rascal Days, we have supported 276 surgeries (167 females and 109 males). Our trap/neuter/return program total stands at 40 surgeries (23 females and 17 males). Since the group was formed in 2011, we have supported 2,862 spays or neuters. These amazing numbers would not be possible without the hard work and teamwork of many individuals--our dedicated  volunteers, the veterinarians and clinic staffs, our grantors, and  generous and loyal donors. Thanks to all!


June 26, 2018   Our Rascal Unit event today was successful with 45 cats in for spay/neuter surgery. There were many small kittens and some were too small for surgery. Many of the clients had similar stories--the cats were "dropped off" and found their home with the person who took the time to bring them in for spay or neuter surgery  today. Check out the photos.


Our thanks to the Rascal unit for their professional care today, the Big Walnut Joint Fire District who hosted the event, to our partner,  the Humane Society of Morrow County, and to the volunteers who ran the event so smoothly--Jennifer (of HSofMC), Toni, Sharon, Robb, Robin, Debi, Judy, and Rita. Lastly, thank you to our donors and fundraisers who support these events through their generosity.


Our last event for 2018 with Rascal and the Humane Society will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Big Walnut Joint Fire District station.


June 23, 2018   These kittens are playful and innocent but cats are first-class when it comes to reproduction. A female kitten can mate as early as 4 months in age and have kittens when she is only six months old. Do yourself and the kittens a favor: get them spayed or neutered early and help reduce  feline over-population. 


June 12, 2018      Our Nearly Father's Day fix-it day was a full house. We had 29 cats in for surgery--16 females and 13 males. Nearly all of the cats were adults and many of the female cats were nursing kittens born in April.  We're happy the clients are shutting down the kitten factories now.


Thanks  to volunteers--Toni, Sharon, Robb, Marty, Carol, and  Rita--for their skill and dedication to SNACK. Thanks too to the professional staff at  the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and our loyal and generous donors.


Our  next fix-it day is the Summertime fix-it day and is scheduled for July  10.  Don't delay on getting in your registration--this clinic is likely  to fill quickly because kittens born in March will be old enough for  spay or neuter surgery.


June 11, 2018    Trappers had an early start this morning and trapped these two  beauties (picture in photo section) before the rains arrived. This project is in a subdivision where we previously trapped their mother. The  client worked hard to keep a strict morning feeding schedule. The cats were ready to eat early this morning and we trapped the two cats within a hour. The cats were  transported to The Animal Health Organization  for spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination, and ear-tipping. When the  clinic releases them from their care, we will return the cats to their colony late this afternoon.


May 8, 2018   We had a fantastic fix-it day today with 19 females and 10 male cats  in for surgery. Some of the female cats were nursing kittens. We suggest  clients wait until kittens are eating on their own (about 4 or 5 weeks  old) before the mother cat has spay surgery. When the kittens are able to eat solid food, the mom cat can have surgery and then return to her kittens and nurse them. These weeks also give the mother time to heal  after giving birth.


One  of the cats was trapped by a SNACK volunteer at an established colony.  The group first trapped there in 2012. Since that time, the number of  cats has diminished and a new cat has moved into the group. The client  let us know that "Dolly" is now a regular visitor to eat with the other cats and this morning, we were able to trap her and bring her in for surgery, a rabies vaccination, and ear-tipping. We are happy the client was proactive in letting us know before kittens arrive.


Thanks  to our volunteers, Marty, Judy, Toni, Sharon, Robb, and Rita, the  doctors and staff at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic, and our donors and fundraisers. Our next fix-it day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12.  Happy Mother's Day!


April 28, 2018  TEAM SNACK WAS ON THE MOVE!  The  Mad Catters participated in the OhioHealth Capital City Half  Marathon  on Saturday, April 28. We had $570 in donations. A generous donor will  match this total. Thank you!


April 18, 2018     MEDIA MOMENT WITH SNACK  Watch our Chair, Ben Schumacher, with Robyn Haines on Daytime Columbus, Find a Friend. 


April 10, 2018  The 152nd Anniversary of the Founding of the ASPCA Fix-it Day--We had a fantastic Fix-it day today at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic. We had 20 female cats and 11 male cats in for surgery. Cats were many different colors and ages and we even had three bob-tailed cats. Our thanks to the 22 clients who braved the cold weather and dense fog this morning and got their cats in for surgery.  Thanks to our volunteers (Toni, Heather, Taryn, Judy, Carol, and Rita), the professional staff at the vet clinic, and our donors and fundraisers who subsidize our efforts.


March 27, 2018     RASCAL DAY UPDATE  Our  first Rascal Day with the  Humane Society of Morrow County and Rascal  was a big success. We had 46 cats in for surgery at the Big Walnut Joint Fire District station in Marengo. Many of the cats were adults. We are happy their people brought them in today for surgery and a one-year  rabies vaccination.


Thanks  to the our donors and fund-raisers and the hard-working volunteers who staffed the day--Toni, Robb, Sharon, Robin, Debi, Judy, and Rita of SNACK, Inc. and Gwen and Jennifer of the Humane Society of Morrow County. Our next Rascal Day will be on June 27 again in Marengo.