This was the second year that Alley Cats and Angels and Paw Prints Animal Rescue partnered together to provide a free spay day on National Spay Day for cats in need. A total of 31 cats were spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Almost half were female, but all of the females were either in heat or pregnant, so lots of fluids were given after surgery. Many unwanted litters were prevented with this spay day.
Alley Cats and Angels also gave away seven cat carriers to spay day participants.
We would once again like to thank Dr. Barbara Farmer with Greystone Animal Hospital in Raleigh for hosting our spay day.
Alley Cats and Angels' next spay day is the "Beat the Heat" Spay Day on March 14th. Starting then, we will start using tattoo ink to identify spay scars. According to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, it is a safe and effective way permanently identify the cat as being spayed. Sometimes surgical incisions heal so well that it is not evident that surger was ever performed. The tattoo will be a permanent indication that the cat has been spayed (or neutered).
Below are just a few pictures from the 2/22/2011 Spay Day