6.14.2011

Rollie's Busy Day . . .

The mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic came to our local animal shelter last week. We've used them in the past but had to travel 45 minutes away for them so we were thrilled to hear that they were going to be close by this time.


These people do God's work, as far as I'm concerned. For a minimum cost compared to what a veterinarian charges, your cat (they only fix cats) gets spayed or neutered and a rabies shot for $60.00. We paid the extra $10.00 for a distemper shot since he's an indoor/outdoor cat. Rollie was actually our neighbor's cat but decided he wanted to live with us instead. We also have his mom who came to us as a stray. She had four babies and Rollie was one of them.

I knew that by choosing to go to the animal shelter to have Rollie fixed I was also facing a bit of a fear of mine. I am a huge animal lover and I don't deal well with seeing homeless animals in cages. I "friended" Hi-Tor (the name of our local shelter) on Facebook and have been able to see how wonderful they've become in the last few years. They didn't have the best reputation in the past but that's all changed now. The volunteers there are nothing short of incredible. They are always sponsoring community outreach activities where they spotlight some of the furry residents of Hi-Tor, having fundraisers, sending out mailings and updating on Facebook. This has greatly increased the number of adoptions that are taking place.


Right now they are at full capacity so they have to put some of the cats and kittens in the small lobby of their building.These babies were so sweet. I caught them in mid-meow so the two white ones look kinda fierce in the photo. LOL!!

If I didn't think my husband would take me to divorce court for bringing another animal into this house, I would've taken this guy in a heartbeat!! His name is Mr. Big and he was an absolute sweetie pie!! He was right next to the front desk in the lobby so while I was bent over writing a check he kept putting his paw on my butt. Thankfully, he's declawed!! : ) He's been at the shelter for about a month and the volunteers all adore him. He's treated like a king so please don't worry about him. I NEVER could handle this at all if I had any doubt that these babies were all okay!!!!!!

And here was one of my favorite residents. His name is Gully and he has the most beautiful eyes that you've ever seen on a dog. I watched him play in his kennel and then chase around a butterfly that flew into it. After breakfast, they get to run around in the fenced in yard behind the shelter and then swim in the kiddie pools that people have donated. It's donations that keep this place running as well as it does.

Rollie made it thru his surgery very well and came home and slept for about 24 hours and then was good as new!!

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets and give what you can to your local animal shelter. It will be greatly appreciated. : )


Many blessings ~ Wendy

6 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh Wendy you are sooo right about getting them fixed..all of ours are..better for them..disease wise and no homeless babies to worry about..thanks for sharing...we all need to be reminded.;) glad yours is doing well.;) love those kittens mewing..:) just tugs at the heartstrings..:)

Garden of Egan said...

I love the kitties mid-meow! I have a weakness for cats.
Great post and darling blog.

Chef in Training said...

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beth said...

that last photo just made me laugh and sigh out loud :)

cpcable said...

Glad Rollie is doing well! Yup all four of our animals are spayed and we encourage all of our animal lovers to do the same. I also can't go to the shelter anymore...I want to take them all home.

Chrissy said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting me on my blog today! I just wanted to stop by to say hello, and I was delighted when I saw this post! I'm a big advocate of (1) spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted and unexpected kittens and puppies, (2) donating to and volunteering at your local shelter, and (3) adopting from your local shelter! Thanks for getting the word out about how important this is, and what a great work our local shelters do!