Q: Can Anyone Help With Spay/Neuter??

March 8, 2010 | By Rachel C. | 2 answers | Expired: 1641 days ago

Rachel C.

Hi..I have a cat colony of around 30. I have been searching for a way to get them spayed and neutered for quite some time. I have made hundreds of calls and sent so many emails I just donjt know what to do. I see pics of kittens/cats that are so happy in their new homes and I want this for the rest of the gang. Its not their fault I have no money. The local humane society just wants me to surrender them and they will euthanize them. They are getting pregnant again and what I want the most right now is to get them spayed. I just don't know what to do. Please tell me of a rescue that will spay them. The surrounding counties have rescues and spay/neuter clinics but not washington and they will not take ones from other counties. What would you do? I love these cats and if they are spayed they can stay as barn cats and the friendly ones as therapy cats for the special needs children. I am also willing to help get a rescue group started and can use my farm. I know their are a lot of farms in my area that have over 30 cats. People get overwhelmed and stop feeding them and they get sick. Any help in how to start a rescue group is also appreciated. Thanks

Readers' Answers (2)

Mar 08, 2010

i understand the humane society's view on not wanting to invest in cats they'll never see a dime back from, but it's that sort of negligence that adds to the problem. having them euthanized would only give that territory to more strays who would continue to breed.
i would talk to the spay/neuter clinics again. if you're paying a minimal fee, i don't see why they wouldn't extend their services to you. it does get costly. around here, it's $25 per stray. the trick is to do it as you can afford it. maybe one cat each month or every other month. even if it takes a decade, it's better than nothing.
unfortunately, the position you're in is a lifetime commitment, if you choose to accept it. i'm in the same dilemma, though we have far less cats. so few people agree to take the responsibility for all these cats, many of whom are abandoned, and i'm one who is incapable of just turning a blind eye.
w/fingers crossed and lots of public awareness, this problem can decrease. it just takes those of us who are involved now to keep up the grunt work and work in the public education whenever we can.

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Joni H.

Mar 10, 2010

I have to say that the Humane Sociaty will not euthanize your cats they are a No Kill Shelter. You are thinking about Animal Control (aka the pound). Call or visit the shelter or rescue groups in your area again to see if you can pay a small fee to help get some of your cats fixed. Perferablly the female cats, first so you will stop have kittens produced. If I come up with something about you starting a rescue in Washington I will let you know.

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