Paying It Forward: Contributing to Five Buck Fix at Ohio Alleycat Resource

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Ohio Alleycat ResourcePaying It Forward:  Contributing to Five Buck Fix at Ohio Alleycat Resource

If you read us, you know we have cats, and that we even had more cats until recently.  Thanks for the Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic, the three feral kittens we socialized are now being actively adopted out for a home.  O.A.R. has Copy, Paste & Cleo, and they've got their "mug shots" up on Petfinder.com to help with the placement.

Now you may not know that October 16th is National Feral Cat Day.   As you're aware, cats and rabbits have more in common than just furry coats.  That one pair of stray cats can quickly become a whole colony, and chances are these aren't going to be healthy cats without someone taking care of them.

In honor of National Feral Cat Day, O.A.R. is hosting a couple of Five Buck Fix days for feral cats.  You're reading that right, $5 gets a feral cat fixed and rabies vaccinated on October 19 and 21st.  It's appointment only as you'd expect.  They can only process so many cats (about 75) in one day, and this event isn't intended for Fluffy the housecat.  Their purpose is to try to make a dent in the feral cat overpopulation problem. 

This Fix-A-Thon is partly funded by a $1000 grant, but they need to raise another $1600 to fully fund the two days.  Considering our personal interest in this organization, it didn't take any push for us to make a contribution to help them fix kitties.  And if you'd like to help, visit the website link below to contribute.

If you'd like more information, you can visit the Ohio Alleycat Resource Spay/Neuter Clinic website.  O.A.R. is located at 5619 Orlando Place in Cincinnati (just a bit off the Red Bank Rd exit on I-71).

They've also got a pretty active Facebook page to see what the latest is for them, and they've got a tab to see all the cats available for adoption (including Cleo, Copy & Paste!). www.Facebook.com/OhioAlleycatFans will do the trick!

They're also holding a National Feral Cat Day Block Party October 16th from 1-4 p.m.  Free cat food, straw and feral cat house for colony caretakers, some food and drink for the humans, and classes on how to trap and care for feral cats.  AND you can meet the cats up for adoption too!

A message from our friend in North Carolina that captures the intent of these posts:

"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition.  I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can.  No more, no less."  Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®

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Anita Clark
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The hardest part of this process is catching the feral cat...can't beat getting these cats fixed and rabies vaccinated for only $5!

Oct 09, 2011 04:27 AM #1
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Bliz,

Here we have a "Noahs Ark" in conjunction with a store in town called the "Cat's meow". They offer spay and nuetering once a month for Five dollars.

A great deal for any one who wants to have the service performed on their pet.

There's always a line.

Have a great day,

Best, Clint McKie 

Oct 09, 2011 04:29 AM #2
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Kathy Streib
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BLiz- thank you for doing your part with our 4 legged pals.  You just can't beat the $5 cost for a fix.  

Oct 09, 2011 04:33 AM #3
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Margaret Goss
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Spaying feral cats seems like the perfect solution - get the job done and let 'em loose.  Good luck on this worthy charity.

Oct 09, 2011 04:34 AM #4
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Cal Yoder
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Great pay it forward cause. Thanks for promoting it. I, too, think catching them is gonna be tough.

Cal

Oct 09, 2011 04:45 AM #5
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Brenda Mullen
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That is a terrific idea BLiz!  How cool that Ohio Alleycat Resource is doing something like this to help control the feral cat population.  Nope, I had no idea there was a day dedicated to feral kittys.  That's what I love about AR, I can always learn somethin new :)!  Wonderful of you to keep on giving to help the animals BLiz!  

Oct 09, 2011 04:56 AM #6
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Anita, OAR provides good training on that too, plus they have loaner traps for catching them.  Liz bought a good live trap to catch the mom/dad and three kittens we caught.  Not the kittens we could catch by hand, but mom & dad, definitely needed the trap.

Clint, You can't touch the price.  Going to our normal vet's would have been WAY more than the $35 each we paid for the five we took to OAR on the non-special days.

Kathy, Those little furballs are an important part of our lives :)

Margaret, The mom and dad cat we turned loose at our home have since went on their merry way.  Who knows if they'll ever show up on our deck again, but at least they won't be showing up with more kittens.

Cal, Part of the trick is feeding them every day.  They get used to it, then move the treat inside the cage.  The cage does the rest.

Brenda, They've managed to adopt out over 150 cats so far this year.  They've got great hearts, so want to help promote their work.  It's needed for sure.

Oct 09, 2011 05:08 AM #7
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Liz Wallace
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This is a pay it forward way into the future and with winter coming a wonderful cause.

Oct 09, 2011 05:26 AM #8
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Liz, Unfortunatetly they're fighting a never ending battle with too many humans not taking responsibility for their pets.  Every bit helps though :)

Oct 09, 2011 05:27 AM #9
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Wow!  For $5!  Can't go wrong with that!  Glad you are spreading the word.  We need to control the animal population because there are too many homeless ones at there.

Oct 09, 2011 05:45 AM #10
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Barbara Hensley
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Liz & Bill - this Pay It Forward is SO YOU TWO!  This is a most worthy cause for us all to be aware of.   

Oct 09, 2011 07:07 AM #11
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Jennifer, The price is totally untouchable.  A lot of people donating time and resources to make it happen.

Liz, We're always had a soft spot for the furry critters :)

Oct 09, 2011 08:37 AM #12
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Good afternoon, BLiz. What a great cause. I hope that the other money is raised...

Oct 09, 2011 08:58 AM #13
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Michael, As of this morning they had $1300+ of the $1600 needed by October 14th.

Oct 09, 2011 09:02 AM #14
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Liz & Bill keep it up October 16th what a great day I expect you guys to exceed the Goal if I know you guys well enough:))

Oct 10, 2011 02:01 PM #15
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Endre, They're up to $1306 of $1600.  Hopefully some more folks jump in during the last few days.

Oct 10, 2011 02:21 PM #16
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Steve Baklaich
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Trace not feral anymore

What a fantastic program! We would volunteer to help but the drive is a bit far :) as a $5 feral fix will help correct the actual problem. All of our cats have been from rescues, and feral, it is nice to know there are others out there live trapping (hopefully with long padded sleeves) too.

I hope that your recent house guests find a great home and that they easily raise the rest of the funds.

Oct 10, 2011 02:29 PM #17
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Steve, The good news for us is that we'd adequately tamed the kittens before the capture that they'd didn't go whirling dervish on us.  Now mom & dad were both reaching out of the cage despite the sheet over the top.  Kept it at ARM'S length for sure to avoid getting tagged.  Definitely impossible to beat the $5 fee they're offering!

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