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 (pictured below) 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!
Cat Client at Fix-It 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.