What a manic Monday! We held a free spay day on Monday, March 14th and 33 cats were spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Of those 33 cats, 70% were female and 30% were male. Of the female cats, 75% were pregnant or in-heat).
It was such a crazy and hectic day and instead of cats being ready for pickup at 3P, surgeries were still being performed. We have the most wonderful volunteers as some delivered cats that evening because we were running so behind because of all of the expectant mother cats.
We've determined during prime kitten season, we will do half-day spay days instead of a full spay day becaues it's next to impossible to spay 30 female cats with one vet and one tech and have them fully recovered by clinic closing time. Pregnant females require additional after-care during recovery such as fluids, etc.
This was our first spay day where we've started tattooing the female cats as they are spayed and we'll be doing it on all female cats going forward -- both program cats (adoption, barn cat) and cats done through our Alter an Alley Cat program. Will get pictures up soon.
As of Monday, March 14th, 159 cats have been spayed/neutered through our Alter an Alley Cat program. Much of these have been paid for through the grants we won, the others through donations, and also fundraising on our part.