A great day! It's a HumaneOhio Spay/Neuter day! We sent up 43 local cats--29 females and 14 males. Only one of those was an FFRC cat--her name is Mary Catherine. Our total now for 2021 (including some voucher spay/neuters) is 52 cats---35 females and 17 males. We're on our way for another spay/neuter year!
And you may ask.........who is Mary Catherine. She's a beautiful black calico that we took on yesterday. She is 1 1/2 years old, born 7/6/19. A wonderful person found her outside with a terrible condition called pyometra. It's caused by the womb filling with pus and if left untreated, it can lead to toxemia, dehydration, kidney failure and even death. The only cure once pyo has set in is to get the cat spayed. This horrible condition can be completely eliminated by early spaying.
Mary Catherine arrived with severe uterine drainage, rather thin and with a horrible smell. It took two baths to get the drainage off. Upon our vet's advise, two very good antibiotics were started. Because she was eating, she suggested getting her spayed asap. So.......up she went with HumaneOhio today. She was very perky this morning, much less drainage and is ever so so sweet. She's a leg wrapper!
I know not everyone likes to hear of these "icky diagnosis" but believe me, this condition is not pleasant for the cat either. I just want to impress how important it is to spay. Cats (and dogs) can die from a pyo, especially if it's a closed pyo. Her's happened to be an open pyo, hence the drainage. And it's so simple to prevent..........get those female cats spayed!
We also took on another male young adult cat. His name is Bub. He's orange with white toes and bib. One of our volunteers worked at getting him into a trap and then was brought to FFRC. He arrived 1/11 with a birthday of 7/10/19. He is now neutered. A sweetie big boy. He's in the back Thumper's Room, making friends with Ringo and Shamballie. The boys are happy and planning on how to raid the catnip jar!
Tonight is bill paying night and yesterday was the Fun-Raiser! It was a great event! But, first, we had BOXES--two of them!
Anonymous Friend--8 cases (12) 9 Lives Pate
NJ Lurker--2 BIG boxes of Cheryl's Holiday Cookies--sooo yummy!
And then the fun-raiser.........
Donald E--donation to FFRC