Our Feline Fix Program assists many colony caretakers who are the unsung heroes and boots on the ground helping feral and free roaming cats. One caretaker brought us an older cat named Earl and mentioned he only sees him eat canned food. We found that he was already neutered but badly matted and only had two teeth. We didn't want to send Earl back outside shaved or matted. We were lucky to have the caring staff at Cat Welfare agree to take him. We took care of his mats and he will have his two remaining rotted teeth removed. This is a team effort starting with The Andrew Stern Family to the cat caretaker to our staff and finally Cat Welfare for the assist. You could be the last piece to this story. Please visit Cat Welfare.org if you would like to give this 9 ish yr old street cat the love and stability he has never known. Thank you to this caretaker who routinely helps cats in her neighborhood.
Abused, Shuffled Around then She hits the Lottery
We hear this question often, "I don't know how you foster and let them go, I could never let them get adopted". Fostering is hard on the heart, but read this happily ever after and you will see the reason we can let them go. Scout's story is sad. She was being abused and a nice family removed her from the situation, but their home was not ideal and she was not doing well there. Scout came to our program and not long after, hit the adoption lottery!
From Scout's New Mom & Dad
It has almost been 1 year since we adopted our wonderful dog, Scout, from CDC. I just wanted to tell you how in love we are with her and how she has filled our lives with so much joy. She is doing really well in our home and loves to cuddle and go for walks. She is the sweetest dog, especially with our little neighbors, but packs a ferocious bark, which makes her a very talented guard dog:) I recently started working from home and think I would go crazy without her here to run around with all day. I have included some pictures so that you can see how she has changed our lives for the better! Thank you guys for all you do to save dogs! We feel truly blessed to call her "ours" !
Love, Matt, Devin, and Scout
More info on fostering athttp://www.ColumbusDogConnection.com/fostering.html
"When we have time and how will we ever figure out how to do that list" Bill Davies is our Super Volunteer !
We are so lucky to have such a talented volunteer that is willing to tackle our to do list projects. Bill (and sometimes his son Brad), have made several uniquely designed items for a very specific purpose that have been a tremendous help around our office. Bill and his son Brad just fixed some plumbing that was leaking and oddly installed. Bill has made a huge dent in our handy man to-do list ! And don't you know Bill also deliveries library items to folks who are shut in and not able to get to the library. What a great guy ! Check Bill out at his paid retired job, https://www.facebook.com/daviesengineeringservices/?fref=ts
and call Bill & Brad if you need Engineering Services.
Thanks to the Stern Family for our February 11, 2016 Feline Fix. Andrew's Feline Fix is in loving memory of Andrew Stern. We scheduled half a day of usual surgeries and spayed/neutered all the kitties you see here. There were barn cats all the way from Highland County and mostly stray or free roaming cats that the kind people you see here made the effort to spay/neuter before they added to the cat overpopulation problem. Please spread the word, we will hold another Feline Fix on February 23, 2016. Call to schedule your kitty for a $20 spay or neuter and rabies vaccine.
Mark Dildane of Home Depot, and Linda & Mike Stickney of NorthSteppe Realty donated a new, high capacity washer/dryer set. Pictured with Mark are CDC staffers Megan Edwards and Emily Brodbeck. The staff and volunteers do boat loads of laundry every week are all tickled to have such a nice set to depend on. Thanks Mark, Linda and Michael !!!
Dr Clay saved the day by pinch hitting for our busy spay/neuter surgery day today. When the regularly scheduled veterinarian was unable to do surgeries, Dr Clay rearranged her day so we were able to accommodate most of the dogs/cats in our care today. We can't thank Dr Clay enough for her awesomeness. Dr Clay is our hero of the day !
Thanks to Harrison and Katy at Channel 4 for highlighting our dogs and Mingle With Our Mutts this morning. You can meet Brodie the coonhound and Barley at Mingle with our Mutts today from 12-2 at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. The shelter is located behind Menards on Morse Rd. You can also visit with 10 plus rescues and shelters like Columbus Cocker Rescue, Madison County Humane Society and more. And of course you will meet 100 ish dogs in the shelter. Save a life, save money, be part of the solution !
Thanks to Byers Airport Subaru & The ASPCA, we had another big spay/neuter day on December 22, 2015. We offered a full day of spay/neuter surgeries. For $20, residents in our neighborhood and the Byers Airport Subaru neighborhood were able to spay/neuter, microchip and receive a rabies vaccine all for $20. Thanks to our staff and The ASPCA volunteers Kathy Fergus & Vicki Deisner for their assistance on this very busy but oh so fantastic day.
Thanks to our friends at Byers Airport Subaru and The ASPCA, we were able to offer a phenomenal opportunity to spay/neuter your dog or cat. For $20, grant recipients received the spay/neuter, a rabies vaccine, a microchip and a goodie bag.