On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, we held our spay day in memory of a dear childhood pet, a cat known as Greystone. Fifteen cats and kittens underwent spay/neuter surgery and got their basic vaccinations, thanks to the generosity of Greystone's owner Dianne Barmer, who grew up in Tate County. What a wonderful way to remember a dear friend! Enjoy some of the photos below of cats blessed by this generosity. Our thanks too to the veterinarian who toiled on her holiday to help these cats, all of whom live with low-income owners, many of them out of work due to Covid.
The volunteers helping enjoyed cuddling with these precious creatures.
Two kittens anesthetized and ready for prep for their surgery.
Kittens can be safely and easily fixed when they are 8 weeks old.
This pretty female is prepped for her spay surgery.
If you'd like to help less fortunate cats by sponsoring a spay day, or contribute to the cost of care of a low-income owner's pet in
honor of, or in memory of a favorite pet, please call
March Against Maternity!
On May 30, 2020, we had a kitten spay day! Twenty-three kittens safely underwent spay/neuter surgery, and five were placed in responsible loving homes!. It's safe and fast and easy to spay kittens, and it virtually guarantees they will never contribute to cat overpopulation. Kittens should always be fixed before adoption. If all cats were fixed by five months of age, we could eliminate the euthanasia of excess cats in shelters! New owner often plan to get them fixed, but then find themselves unable to afford it, didn't realize the cat could get pregnant so young, or even lose interest in the cat once she's no longer a kitten. Don't forget males need to be fixed too--they can father dozens of kittens a year. If you'd like to know more about early age spay neuter, visit fixbyfive.org. And join us in giving thanks for veterinarians who will help less fortunate cats and toil to reduce the cat overpopulation!
Spay Day June 27, 2020
Twenty-seven cats and kittens had spay/neuter surgery Saturday, June 27, 2020! Thousands of lives saved by fixing 27, because litters and more litters and even more litters were prevented. These cats and kittens will live healthier lives and will be more likely to stay in their adoptive homes because they are fixed. These kittens and their mother were all done at the same time. It is safe and easy to fix kittens when they are eight weeks old and weigh two pounds. One cat was already on her second litter of 2020. So many folks plan to get an adopted pet fixed, but then Covid interferes, or there is a job loss, or a change in family dynamics, or they didn't realize the cat could get pregnant so young, or they didn't know the cost. Please call 662-292-0922 if you live in north MS and cannot afford to get your cat fixed. We will try to help you. Please help us continue to help those less fortunate pets and owners by donating!
Fleas cause allergic reactions in some cats.
This sweet cat showed up at an elderly lady's rural home. With massive hair loss and covered in scabs, she was just miserable. We got her to our vet where she was spayed and then treated with antibiotics and topical medications to help relieve her itchy scaly skin. Flea and tick collars can be deadly to cats, who jump and climb and then may accidentally hang themselves--indoors or out. Topical treatments that can be applied to the skin are safest; there are also oral medicines that can help prevent fleas. Talk to your veterinarian if your cat has fleas or allergies.
Help us help cats live healthier more peaceful lives.
This male cat's left eye was ruptured, an injury typically seen in intact male cats who fight for breeding rights Only we can stop these fights, no cat is able to choose not to become pregnant or not to father a litter. Also lame on his left front. this cat was miserable in and in pain. Homeless Animals Relief Project provided him with neuter surgery and covered the cost of removing the remaining debris of his left eye. HIs sore paw was treated also. Please consider donating to help us help less fortunate pets, especially during this difficult time in our country when so many are unemployed or under-employed. And remember, MS law requires not only food, water, and shelter for dogs and cats, but also requires owners provide needed medical care. Be a part of the solution to animal suffering by fixing your pets. Humans can stop this animal suffering.
While we do not operate a shelter or a rescue, we all enjoy seeing happy kittens who've been adopted, as the two boys above. With no homes available to them, the kittens in the crate were fixed before becoming barn cats. All cats are safest indoors, but indoor homes aren't always available. It's safe, easy, and fast to spay/neuter kittens! And it guarantees they will never be a part of the cat overpopulation problem in America. Visit fixbyfive.org for more information on early age spay/neuter. Our vets are experience in fixing kittens as early as 8 weeks or when they weigh 2 lbs.