A Cat's Friend would like to apologize for not posting all week. Last weekend we trapped 11 cats at Operation Hood and they have been keeping volunteers EXTREMELY busy. The 11 cats are currently being boarded and treated at Loving Touch Animal Hospital. Some of the cats are sick and required immediate veterinary care. Others are tamable and are being spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Volunteers are caring for the cats daily. They clean their cages (which can be quite difficult at times), they provide food and water, and they also socialize the cats as much as possible. It often takes three hours a day to clean 11 cages! Sadly, we must report that one of the cats passed away on Thursday. His death touched both the volunteers and veterinary staff, but it helps knowing that he was warm, well fed, and had clean water during this last days.
We also cleaned out one of the sheds at Operation Hood. We threw out 28 large bags of garbage. We replaced the blankets with straw, thus reducing the smell considerably. See the before and after photos below! More work still needs to be done, but it is a great start!!! One more shed to go...
We've placed more shelters on the property and we also received an emergency grant from the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. This funding covers x-rays for Sanna and Karma.
Much of the work that has taken place at Operation Hood could not have been made possible without the support of the community. We've had hundreds of pounds of cat food donated, we have placed nearly 100 shelters, and we have been able to obtain veterinary care for 21 cats so far. We have a very long road ahead of us and we are asking for your continued support!