Today, Feral Fixers brought in 39 more cats to the PAWS-Chicago Spay/Neuter clinic to be fixed. 30 of these cats were ferals while the other 9 were 'friendly ferals'.
Super-volunteer Charli helped me pick up the cats from Tammy's this morning and bring them PAWS (Thanks Charli!) while super-volunteer Dedra helped me pick up the cats from PAWS this afternoon and bring them back to Tammy's for recovery and distribution (Thanks Dedra!). Super-volunteer Judy was at Tammy's both for the morning and afternoon activities, helping out with everything that needed doing - Thanks Judy! Also, a new super-volunteer, Toni, rode to PAWS this afternoon with me (and then back with Dedra) to get an immersive experience with our Spay/Neuter transport. Thanks Toni! And, as my transport vehicle is in the shop (Transmission. Awful. Expensive.) I had to borrow super-volunteer and Board Member Sue's van to do my portion of transport both ways - Thanks Sue!
Usually with this many cats, some do not receive surgery. Some may be too small or too ill or some other condition may manifest itself to the Vets and they say "Not this one today". But not today - all 39 received surgery. That's very satisfying when it happens - it is like an extra bonus for the trip! And, of today's load, 25 were females and 'just' 14 were males - pretty much the opposite of the last trip...
With these 39 cats, Feral Fixers has now processed 110 cats for July (the fifth month in a row of 100+ cats and there are still two weeks to go in the month), 586 for the year and 6,562 overall.