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February 12, 2019 We had an awesome Presidential Fix-it day today with 32 cats in for spay or neuter surgery! Most of the cats were older kittens, slightly less than a year old, but mature enough to start having kittens on their own. We are grateful the clients are taking this important step to reduce feline overpopulation and improve their cats' health.
Our thanks today to the volunteers who braved the rain and high water on the roads--Laurie, Brandy, Toni, Gwen, Kim, and Rita. As always, we thank the doctors and professional team at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and our donors who help to support these clinics.
Our next fix-it day at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic is on Tuesday, March 12. This clinic is nearly fully scheduled. We urge those who live in the Richland County area or northern Knox and Morrow Counties to register for our Rascal Day in Bellville on Tuesday, March 26. Please click the Rascal tab above for more information.
January 22, 2019 We held a small fix-it day today at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic. We're trying to get in a few cats for surgery who were unable to get in December or the earlier January fix-it day. We had 20 cats: ten females and ten males. Thank you, volunteers Toni, Brandy, Debi, Gwen, Kim, and Rita, for braving the cold temperatures and icy back roads today. Also thanks to the clients for getting their cats spayed or neutered. Kitten season is around the corner!
With the start of 2019, SNACK is once again planning on monthly fix-it days at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic throughout this year. We also plan to work with the Rascal Mobile unit to host three spay/neuter days during 2019. Our goal is to support the spay/neuter of 640 cats. These plans would be impossible without the help of our donors and fundraisers, our volunteers, and the dedicated veterinary professionals with whom we work. Thank you all!
January 14, 2019 Thank you, Buckeye Brigade 4-H Club! The group collected 150 pounds of aluminum cans, recycled them, and then donated $60 to SNACK! We'll use this money for our program costs such as veterinary medicine and surgery costs.
SNACK continues to collect aluminum beverage cans and clean, aluminum pet food cans. If you would like a pick-up, please call us at 614-371-8996 or email us at email@example.com. Thank you!
January 8, 2019 We are off to an awesome start to 2019! Today was our New Year's fix-it day at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic and we had 30 cats (21 females and 9 males) for spay or neuter surgery. Many clients with female cats said their kitties have been in heat already!
If you have never had an intact female cat, how do you know if your cat is in heat? There are several signs. An inside cat may want to escape and go outside. She may be excessively affectionate to you. She may vocalize and howl. She may exhibit excessive licking of her genital area and display several "different" postures--such as commando crawling (crawling on her front legs and her rear in the air), an estrus position (her rear in the air) or deflection reflex with her tail to one side. A female cat may also spray urine to attract male cats. And you may see male cats roaming near your home and they may spray urine as well.
Our thanks today to volunteers, Gwen, Kim, Robb, Sharon, Debi, Carol, Toni and Rita. We thank the professional staff and doctors at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic. We are especially grateful to our fundraisers and donors who support our efforts. While the client co-payment covers part of the surgery costs/rabies vaccination, our fundraisers and donors support the remainder of costs.
Our next open fix-it day is Tuesday, February 12. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Space is limited. Beat the heat and get your cat spayed (or neutered).
December 11, 2018 We had our Holiday Fix-it Day today at the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic. It was our last fix-it day for the year. We had 22 cats in for surgery. Several were mom cats, several were older kittens born during the summer, and a few were young adults.
We are wrapping up the final numbers for 2018. We supported 604 spay/neuter surgeries during the year! Our goal was 610 so we are very pleased we nearly achieved this goal.
We also want to say once again how grateful we are for the hard work of the volunteers staffing these events. The volunteers have remained cheerful and upbeat even when dealing with challenging situations. We are also grateful to the doctors and staff of the Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic for their hard work on these days. Our fund-raisers and donors are also an essential element of our programs and we appreciate their generosity.
Our 2019 fix-it days will begin on Tuesday, January 8. That day is full and we are now scheduling for Tuesday, February 12. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and preregistration and pre-payment are required.
The Buckeye Brigade 4-H Club