Today, Feral Fixers brought in 26 more cats to the PAWS-Chicago Spay/Neuter clinic to be fixed. 14 of these cats were ferals while the other 12 were "friendly ferals".
I did the trip both ways today; picking up the cats this morning from Tammy's and taking them to PAWS and then picking them up this afternoon from PAWS and bringing them back to Tammy's for recovery and distribution. Super-volunteer Judy was there to help out both this morning and this afternoon with all of the tasks necessary to make our operation run smoothly. Thanks Judy!
One interesting item of note; for one of our feral cats, there was a notation on the documentation of "ovarian tumor". Further questioning of the PAWS personnel revealed that the surgeon had seen this tumor and removed it along with the cat's ovaries. In addition, the surgeon did an examination of the surrounding tissue, satisfying herself that the tumor had not spread, but to be sure, had removed some of the surrounding tissue also before sewing this cat back up. If this tumor had been cancerous, this cat could have died a very painful death but now should live out a normal life. Just another day in the life of the rock-star vets at PAWS...
With these 26 cats, Feral Fixers has now processed 36 cats for July, 512 cats for the year (blowing by 500) and 6,488 overall. And, Feral Fixers President Tammy McAuley pointed out something interesting; we've now done 512 cats for the year and, when we do 512 more, we'll reach 7,000 - fun with numbers!