Callie was a feral cat; part of the swelling population of unwanted/abandoned animals in my community. Although not my cat, I worried about Callie and the future of the kittens she produced. So that summer, I live trapped her and her kittens. Calls to area veterinary clinics resulted in price quotes over $200 to have her spayed. With this information, an idea was born. There needed to be alternatives for people who simply couldn’t afford these prices. Since there were no low cost options in our community, I began making weekly trips to a cooperating veterinarian 120 miles away. That first year, over 300 animals were spayed/neutered – animals who would not be fixed because of cost. Since then, I recruited veterinarians and volunteers to operate a low-cost clinic right here in my community. Over 20,000 animals have been spayed/neutered. Callie and her kittens no longer live as unwanted, unloved cats and now have a safe and contented life.
Pet Name: Callie
Posted By Lori Magelky