Donna K's Cat Tales: Spaying and neutering works
First, as always, I’d like to thank all of those who, so generously donate their time and money to help the feral, abandoned, and misplaced cats and kittens in our care. With these contributions we are able to buy quality cat food (including kitten milk and baby bottles), veterinary help when needed, and other meds and supplies, which allow them to have quality lives and keep them safe from predators.
A special THANK YOU to the mobile spay and neuter clinics that are coming to the valley for dogs and cats. It is my understanding that the last clinic that came to the Alamosa Road and Bridge was able to “fix” 330 cats and dogs. I have been told that the next clinic will be set up in Crestone on June 23, 24 and 25. The time and location will be announced later.
Several weeks ago we were contacted by a family that came into our area with about 20 cats that they needed homes for. Through a joint effort of volunteers we were able to find good, loving homes for them since they were tame. This is an example of what we do behind the scenes and how we work together to put the cats and kittens first. We make sure that they are healthy, spayed or neutered and ear tipped so that they can lead happy, productive lives. We will never send them to animal shelters where they would be put down.
We don’t have all of the answers but we are here to do the best we can. Call me at 589-5952 or 580-9078.
God bless you.
Donna K. Ditmore is manager for Cat Welfare, Alpha Humane Org. (Nonprofit/tax exempt.)