Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6

A wonderful super Monday. Today is another HumaneOhio surgery day.  Between 5:25 and 6:05 am, we checked in 34 cats!  The reason we can do this quickly is because we do not take cats out of their crates.  We go over their paperwork, ask about vaccinations, testing, flea prevention, etc.  We also check each crate for safety and then tag each one. Every crate has a cover that goes over it. When the neuter/spay vehicle arrives, we help load it up. I always get such a thrill seeing this truck filled.  In the winter, it is heated. In the summer, they have an AC for it.  Have to keep the cats comfortable!  This evening somewhere between 5:30 and 6 pm, the vehicle returns. We then release one cat at a time to the owners. This way we can go over procedures done, information from the vet, answer questions. 

Drumroll please!!!  For today we had 34 cats. This consisted of 27 females and 7 males.  Out of the females, we were able to have 21 of them qualify for Beat The Heat special price of $20.  This is thru a limited grant that HumaneOhio received.  

Our total now for 2017:  A BIG drumroll this time!  77 spays and 57 neuters, so far. For March and April, we will actually have THREE surgery dates each month--2 Humane Ohio's and one here at FFRC. We are determined to help reduce the cat overpopulation problem. 

We had an adoption on Saturday morning. Sweet Terry was adopted into a family that has been eagerly waiting for him to join their family!

I've heard from the new mama of Polly---all is wonderful and a good bond has happened there. Polly is happy.  I've also seen pictures of Darcy--sure looks like a happy cat! I've also had another update about Chloe, Theodore and Ethel.  A quiet home is just what these three needed--sounds like all three have adjusted beautifully and have a nice routine now. 

Mark your calendar! We have an awesome Fun-Raiser coming up that is extra special.  Here are the items: blue felted cat cave, 2 kids fire tablets with protective coverings, 2 cat carriers, blanket/mug set, Warp-de-doo blanket, Sleepypod and 2 items that will be of Larissa's famous paintings! Guaranteed to be a fun fun-raiser!  This starts 3/12  and ends at 9 am on 3/15 with the Drawing being that evening at 6 pm.  Boxes will be at 5:30 pm.   

We have THANKS to give!
Mary, Friday vol--2 cases big binder clips, 3 reams paper and some wet food
David D--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Miranda--2 big boxes of paper towels!
Robert T--donation to FFRC
Zoolove/Pam--lots of 6 inch paper plates
SonJa--lots of 6 inch paper plates, for Vern & his Bondi licks!

Olivia had her nasal surgery on Friday. This was to open up the passageway to help her breath easier. I would say this was a complete success.  She has her sutures in but those will be removed in another week.  Her heart sounds are good--she passed with flying colors. Now to work on getting her spayed so she can go to her forever home.

Good news--my computer came back!  The timing very much surprised me. We received the box to mail it out on  Weds.  They received it on Thursday. On Friday I received a message that it was fixed and on it's way back to me. We received it Saturday!  Unfortunately, the entire hard drive had to be removed and a new one put in. They were unable to save any of my documents. But......a couple of my mods saved the day. They spent hours restoring all my information. I am so beholden to them.  And then, today, Monday, I am back at my computer full force! Whew---made it thru that "adventure"! 

I'd like to let you all know that Phineas will become an outside cat. He came from the outside, super people friendly but has most definitely made it clear that he doesn't like this life here inside. He is right now in the back Thumper's Room.  We have 2 wonderful farms that have offered him a home. The whole idea is to do what these cats need to do to keep them happy. It's just a fact---sometimes cats that have always been outside do not want to life a life of being inside. So, we get them vetted fully, including testing, neutering, vaccinations, worming and flea prevention applied.  Then we send them out with a prayer for safety. 

We have taken on a new cat. Some of you may remember her. We helped a family that needed a temporary place for their kitten to be until they found a home. Her name is Gia.  She was here about 14-15 months ago as a kitten. She is now a big girl, brown tiger and is super sweet. She now needs to be here to find a permanent home for her.  She is 19 lbs 14 ounces--a good size cat. When I gave her her incoming bath, she just stood in the sink and let me do the bubble work. What a patient kind cat!  Welcome back, Gia!