Today marks the end of my two year (and some change) barn CAT SPAY/NEUTER EXTRAVAGANZA.
I started working on my out of control barn cat population in December of 2015. Today is the 27th cat I have had fixed since then.
I allowed it to get to that point because I initially didn't have the money to get any of my barn babies spayed or neutered and I was so overwhelmed with cats and the sheer cost that I didn't know where to start. My dear friend Deena helped tremendously with providing ongoing support and encouragement as well as helping me pay for many of my barn babies' procedures.
Thankfully in 2015 Huron Veterinary Clinic offered a reduced fee spay/neuter clinic. I was able to get 15 of my cats fixed then.
I then had Callie and Lil Squirt spayed there in early 2016. Callie was a whily momma who was difficult to catch and Squirt was too young and too small to get done in December.
Sunrise Veterinary Clinic spayed Irene, Sadie, and Kinsey when they were big enough.
This past summer they also neutered my Milo and Button.
This past December, my biggest spay victory was when I was able to catch Cassie (after many failed attempts!) and I took her to Switzer Veterinary Clinic.
Last week two of Cassie's kittens, Cassidy and Alfie, were fixed.
Today Kennedy was spayed. All three of them were done at Sunrise. Thank goodness for Care Credit!
My cat kids are thriving and I love them all dearly.
Today I am celebrating a task I set out to complete that didn't seem to have any end in sight.
Please, please, please spay and neuter your animals. I know the initial investment can be overwhelming but there are a ton of options through area animal shelters, TNR programs, and vet clinics.
Your babies will thank you for your efforts.
Your wallet will (eventually) thank you for your efforts too.
And please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are in need of some support or direction. #spayandneuteralways#barncatmom#catmom#catlady#catsofinstagram#99problemsandcatssolveallofthem#iworksomycatscanhaveabetterlife#kennedy