Picture of volunteers helping to wake up cats at a low-cost spay neuter clinic

This is a charming photograph of volunteers helping to wake up cats and a low-cost spay neuter clinic organised by Adams County Pet Rescue, 1961 W Bench Rd. Othello, Washington, USA. I love to see volunteers doing this good work for animal welfare.

Volunteers wake up cats at clinic who have undergone spay and neuter operations

Volunteers wake up cats at clinic who have undergone spay and neuter operations. Dr. Sheena Sorenson/courtesy photo.

The staff at this rescue want cat owners to spay and neuter their cats more than anything else. For this reason, the rescue helps to sponsor a special low-cost clinic for cat owners living in Adams County. They want to encourage cat owners to spay and neuter their cats. The program applies to low-income individuals. When they make the application they pay a $30 application fee. If the application is refused the money is refunded.

“We have a cleaning station for their ears that needs manning [and] we also need help waking them up after surgery.”- Kyya Grant (Adams County Pet Rescue director)

The Adams County Pet Rescue Facebook page tells me that their next spay and neuter clinic takes place on September 28. The online newspaper Columbia Basin Herald say that the next one takes place on Saturday, October 5 at McFarland Middle School. I’m not sure which one is correct. The clinic begins it 8:30 am and finishes at 3:30 pm.

The rescue provides some ancillary services such as a FVRCP vaccination which protects against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. The standard service includes a rabies vaccination, ear tipping enter to placement.

Volunteers are a critically important resource for animal rescue organisations. They often depend on them for foster carer services and the like.


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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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