The September spay/neuter clinic provided 17 male and 16 female cats with neuters and rabies vaccinations. Howard Johnson, DVM, and his vet tech, Joanna Burkett, worked with our volunteers to run the clinic and brought and donated many much-needed supplies. We now have a community volunteer who will be our first medical responder for cat emergencies or emerging medical conditions within the colonies. She provided Dr. Johnson with a wish list, and he granted those wishes. An enormous thank you to Dr. Johnson!
report that almost all of the kitties are safe and healthy.
During the past season, many Ocracat supporters on vacation at Ocracoke brought bags of cat food and cases of canned food for the colonies. Others have shipped food to us through Amazon or Chewy.com We SO appreciate those efforts—many do not realize how costly it is to feed the colonies daily and the effort our volunteers put in to keep the water fresh, food available, and count heads. During the winter, our food bills reach $1,000 per month, when we have no visitors on the island helping us. Also, those who have chosen Ocra Cats as their charity on Amazon Smile are continually adding money to our account with every purchase from Amazon. It adds up and makes a big difference!
So thanks from all of us on the island! You are purrfect friends!
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