This is an interesting picture from Murci’s Mission of female cats waiting to be spayed. They have been prepped and are unconscious lying on their backs with want looks like an iodine solution covering the area where the incision will be made.
I noticed the picture and discovered the backstory. It was all over the online news media and the future at one time looked bleak for the cats who had made the property their home. This Spokane home was full of feral cats and was about to be demolished so a rescue plan was hatched and cat lovers have to thank Murci’s Mission and partners for successfully trapping and saving 37 cats in all. They have been processed in the usual way which includes spaying the female cats as seen in the picture above.
This is the FB updating post of Murci’s Mission:
“Final trapping session and spay neuter clinic update:
Together we were able to save 37 cats!
After carefully screening the property for additional cats and kittens, we believe only 1 cat is remaining but that she frequents a local business as opposed to the home we trapped at. We left a trap with the business owner so that she can be trapped too!
25 of them were able to make the trip to Stevens County Cat Care to be spayed and receive rabies and FVRCP vaccines for only $25 each, and thanks to Northeast Washington Spay Neuter Alliance those that had upper respiratory infections were able to be given injectable antibiotics while unconscious for surgery.
Pet Savers loaned us the majority of the traps used and Spokane Humane Society stepped up and offered emergency housing for overflow cats.
We were able to afford this project thanks to Animal Advocates of the Inland Northwest and all of you private donors who helped us cover expenses ranging from trapping supplies, medical supplies, feed and equipment, surgical costs and gas.
We are filled with gratitude at such a herculean community effort for these cats. The speed and efficiency of this case was so important and every piece of the puzzle had to fit just right for a successful outcome which can be nearly impossible in rescue.
The majority of the cats are now on their way to SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. to be placed in barn homes to aid families with rodent control. If you would like to adopt barn cats, please contact them directly. Remember, these are not tame cats and they will not likely let you touch or interact with them so they would not make suitable pets.
You can contact Spokanimal by calling 509 534 8133 if you’d like to adopt.”
Below is a photo from Murci’s Mission of what I believe is male cats about to be neutered from the same rescue operation so successfully carried out.