Feral Fixers made two more trips to the PAWS-Chicago Spay/Neuter clinic this week to get cats spayed/neutered.
On Tuesday, we did five cats, all ferals. Super-volunteer Charli picked up the cats from Tammy's house in the morning and brought them to PAWS (Thanks Charli!) while Tammy picked up the cats from PAWS in the afternoon and brought them back to her house for recovery and distribution.
And today, we brought in 23 cats to PAWS. 12 of them were ferals while the other 11 were "friendly ferals". I did the trip both ways; picking up the cats from Tammy's in the morning and bringing them to PAWS and then picking them up from PAWS in the evening and bringing them back to Tammy's for recovery and distribution.
And, as always, super-volunteer Judy was at Tammy's both days, both in the morning and afternoon, helping out with all of the tasks necessary to make these trips possible. Thanks Judy!
Tammy told me that the Tuesday trips were uneventful, but that was not the case today. One of our ferals developed complications during surgery and began hemorrhaging. The chief veterinarian at PAWS, Dr. Jessica Von Waldau, took charge and 'did her thing' to fix the cat up. However, it was very slow to recover from the surgery and anaesthesia and I had to wait at PAWS until about 7:15pm for this cats body temperature to raise to a point where the PAWS vet techs felt comfortable in releasing it. The cat is now doing fine, but may have used up one of its nine lives... All in a days work for the rock-stars at PAWS.
With these 28 cats, Feral Fixers has processed 74 cats for May, 305 cats for the year (over 300 already!) and 5,038 overall.