|I'm feeling no pain waking up from surgery|
--- A female cat continuously cycles in and out of heat and can get pregnant while nursing a litter so spaying is the humane way to control feral cat populations. Otherwise you can guarantee continual births of babies in the wild time after time after time. ---
|Your ears are fifie dirty!|
Other volunteers provide support by trapping and returning the cats back to where they originated or bringing in food for the volunteers. Mass quantities of delicious vegan dishes magically appear each morning and continue through lunch. Seventy volunteers have to be fed throughout the 8 hour (+/-) surgery day. Approximately five vets perform the surgeries along with licensed techs and other trained staff.
The program addresses a community need by controlling cat populations in order to help these animals which may otherwise never receive vet care. If an injury is discovered the cat is treated or patched up. All cats are vaccinated for rabies and distemper and are humanely sterilized, undergoing the same surgery protocol found in any veterinarian hospital.
|Just a few trapped cats - cages are covered to reduce stress|
If you know of a cat that is roaming in the Charlottesville area and may need to be fixed OR if you can help volunteer, please contact Voices for Animals. They are eager to help guide you through the process and help a feral in need!
For Southwest Virginia Readers, Spay Clinics in your area: Pulaski County, Montgomery County