Hey, everybuddy! We’ve talked about the rescue group that mom volunteers with sometimes…P.A.W.S. of Michigan…and how they have been working towards opening a low cost/high volume spay/neuter clinic in our area. Well, y’know what?? The PAWS Clinic is finally open!!
Yeah, Ernie…it opened on September 19. And this past weekend mom volunteered at the Open House they had. Let’s show everybuddy the new clinic!
The PAWS Clinic will help save the lives of hundreds of animals by helping to prevent the birth of countless unwanted puppies and kittens. The clinic only performs spays and neuters, but at a very low price. Anyone can bring their pet to have it spayed or neutered, and the clinic works with many local shelters and rescue groups to get kitties and woofies ready for adoption.
These are the holding cages where the woofies and kitties stay before and after their surgeries. There’s one room for woofies, the other room’s for kitties. Usually the girl woofies and kitties have to spend the night at the clinic after their surgery to make sure there’s no complications.
This is the surgery room. Right now they do 2 surgeries at a time, but eventually they hope to be able to do 4 at a time!
They had the operating table displayed as if a surgery was being performed! Fortunately, they used a stunt double in place of a real kitty! 🙂
This is the area where the woofie or kitty recovers right after its spay or neuter. Another stunt double there!! 🙂
This is Dr. Alexander, one of the 3 vets that work at the clinic. She told our mom that an average neuter of a male cat (not counting prep time) only take 2 minutes!! And the spay of a female cat only takes 6 – 10 minutes!!
In the first two weeks since the clinic has been opened, they have performed 174 spays and neuters!!
In the lobby of the clinic is the Legacy of Life Tribute Wall. A member of P.A.W.S. painted this great mural! Mom says it’s much prettier in person than in this photo. Humans can purchase tags to honor or memorialize a beloved two- or four-footed friend or family member, or to acknowledge their support of the clinic’s mission, with all monies going to the clinic fund.
We wanna congratulate everyone at P.A.W.S. of Michigan who worked really hard to make The PAWS Clinic a reality!!