Before and after.
There is a luncheon fundraiser for the Spay and Neuter clinic on Friday, Aug. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall with a silent auction and guest speaker. Coming to Bell Buckle should be exciting enough, but doing it for a good cause? Wow!
PLEASE support them. We are waiting on funds to work on the outside clan. My birth control literature is not being read and we have a new batch being born as I wrote this. I used to put the limit of getting them fixed based on ANY possibility of pregnancy but they always seems to be someone pregnant except for the Winter months (maybe two or three).
That should seem like enough time, but after they have been operated on, they have to be "restricted" for a few days, (the girls longer) to let the pain medicine wear off and the healing to get a good start. That means maybe 2-4 per week. If all goes well, no infections and I catch 4 per week, that means 10 weeks of constant care. Reality is that life gets in the way so that schedule does not work out.
So, to lengthen the working time, I have to accept that some of the females could be pregnant. If they are, I am assured that the babies will simply go to sleep when their Momma is put under sedation. I don't like it, but.... we have to stop their inbreeding which is why we have so many who need extra care.
The majority involves their immune system. They get stuffy noses and that degrades into infections. Mom brings them out where I can see them, we bring them in for a round of antibiotics and have found that they need caring for until they are young cats, when they seem to be able to fight the stuffy noses without it getting worse.
The big problem after that is they don't want to go back outside. We have only had one cat, go out and stay out. She was the mother of three others that have stayed in ever since they arrived. Bobby now goes out for little excursions but always comes in and always stays close. Momma lets us pet her, but seems to have no interest in coming in. She has already been fixed so she is not one of the ones we need to catch.