Last year South County Cats was one of the Washington Federation grant recipients. Their $5,000 grant was utilized to fund spay/neuter surgeries for 136 cats at the South County Spay & Neuter Clinic that they operate in collaboration with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. Thanks to this funding, 70 females will never have another litter and 66 males will no longer be mating. Surgeries were performed on 88 cats belonging to low income pet owners while the remaining 48 cats were community cats. Total cost of this project was $5,843, with the remaining $843 covered by South County Cats through donations and fundraisers.
One of the cats who received neuter surgery in December was “Trouble.” He came through South County Cats’ “Mom and Me” or mom’s last litter program. His mama was pregnant with her second litter at the time. Trouble and his daddy got neutered, mama is now spayed, and her last litter of kittens came to South County Cats for spay/neuter and adoption. Trouble is a handsome, healthy, DSH black cat. Trouble has a cleft palate and had no problems during surgery.
The South County Spay & Neuter Clinic is also utilized by Pasado’s Safe Haven and Seattle Veterinary Outreach for their spay/neuter programs. These collaborations, and this clinic, are serving a tremendous need for spay/neuter services in western Washington. “As of the end of February 2023, nearly 5,000 cats, from rescues, shelters, caretakers and owners from 16 counties, have been altered at South County Spay & Neuter Clinic since it opened in August 2020.”