ONCE AGAIN, ANOTHER FABULOUS SNYP FERAL FIX-A-THON– 100+ WILD CATS FIXED !!!
We did it again! Thanks to the fantastic team effort of 50 plus determined volunteers. It takes a village!!
And some really good luck. The weather gods smiled on us and we dodged the predicted wet weather. The cat gods smiled upon the trappers who brought in a big ‘crop’ of cats. Our Fixathon Machine ran like greased lightning! 108 kitties fixed in 4.5 hours! 58 girls and 50 boys. Every cat was examined, fixed, treated for fleas, ear tipped, given antibiotics, and monitored while recovering. Each one was loved. And voila, by 5 pm the hospital was clean, the cats all discharged, the recovery tents down and folded, the parking lot was cleared…
And there was no trace left of the miracle that just took place:
over 900 kittens will be spared a hard life with a lot of suffering. And that’s a conservative estimate. More importantly, next year those kittens will not produce 7 thousand more kittens….and on and on.
A LOT OF THANK YOUS ARE IN ORDER!
First and foremost we thank our incredible team of compassionate and dedicated vets.
- Dr. Laura Fredricks, Best Friends Talent, who once again donated her hospital and her time – we could not do this without her.
- Dr. Steve Poet, Best Friends E. Medford, who dragged himself off his sick bed.
- Dr. Sahaja, Best Friends Talent.
- Dr. Margaret Forsberg, Valley Animal Hospital, Grants Pass.
- Dr. Julie Tavares, Home Pet Vet
- Dr. Beth Gurney, Alder Creek Veterinary Hospital, Medford
Huge thanks to these incredible technicians who made it all happen:
- Sabrina from Talent Best Friends and SNYP who coordinated and prepared the clinic and made it all happen
- Rebecca and Missy from West Main Animal Hospital, Medford
- Kristina from Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center, Medford
- Kristy and Sydney from Pacific Veterinary Clinic, Grants Pass
- Marinel from So. Oregon Humane Society, Medford
- Lacey from Banfield Pet Hospital, Medford
- Laurie, Jen, Lisa from Best Friends E. Medford
- Susannah, from Sanctuary One
- And kudos to our special volunteers we could not do without!
- Aneeahseah and her Invincible Heart Family who once again fed us incredibly delicious breakfast and lunch
- Ashley from Zoetis, animal health supply company for their generous donation of products
- Laura Jane for above and beyond efforts to keep us dry and get our traps home
- Tyler who worked worked worked outside from sunup to sundown
EVERY VOLUNTEER IS PRECIOUS AND ESSENTIAL. THANK YOU.
to view the event photos taken by several of the volunteers visit our facebook page