Two-Week Low-Cost Feline S/N Program Kicks off October 17 in Support of National Feral Cat Day
Redwood City, CA - October 10, 2011 - Nine Lives Foundation, a community based feral and stray cats non-profit organization, is launching the "Nine Lives...Not Nine Litters" campaign to deal with the rising homeless cat population in the Bay Area. The campaign provides Bay Area residents with feline spay surgeries for $45.00 and neuters for $25.00 from October 17 through October 31 at the Feline Well-Care Clinic, the newly established low-cost feline spay/neuter clinic in Redwood City. The rates represent a reduction of approximately 35 percent off the already low-cost surgeries the Clinic provides on an ongoing basis.
Nine Lives...Not Nine Litters is available to feral , stray and homeless cats, and, no appointments are necessary for the surgeries, which will be provided on a walk in basis Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first five surgeries on Monday the 17th will be free!
Campaign supports National Feral Cat Day
Nine Lives...Not Nine Litters campaign represents Nine Lives Foundation's support for National Feral Cat Day, this year celebrated on October 16. The goal of annual day is to raise awareness for the plight of feral cats and gain support to improve their lives through Trap/Neuter/Return and ongoing care. "The Bay Area is becoming overrun with stray and feral cats just trying to survive by dumpster diving and joining other feral colonies," said Dr. Monica Thompson-Rudiger DVM and founder of Nine Lives Foundation and the Feline Wellness Clinic. "With some families barely able to feed their families due to the economic downturn, money for pet spay/neuter is not a priority. As a consequence, thousand of cats are being born each year to terribly uncertain lives, and cat rescue groups and compassionate individuals are unable to keep up with the crisis. Affordable spay and neuter is the only way we can begin to contain this problem and Nine Lives and the Feline Well-Care Clinic are dedicated to providing the needed assistance."
The Feline Well-Care Clinic is located at 1683 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063. You can call 650-368-1365 for more information about Nine Lives...Not Nine Litters or spay/neuter surgeries the clinic provides for cat guardians and cat rescue organizations on an ongoing basis.
Dr. Monica Thompson Rudiger has recently changed her Feline Wellness Clinic in Redwood City from a conventional feline veterinarian practice to a full time low-cost Spay/Neuter, low-cost Dental and a low-cost walk-in Vaccination Clinic (Wednesday evenings 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month).
In response to the news release dated October 10, 2011, the following email is circulating to local cat rescue shelters in the Bay Area........"Dr. Thompson desperately wants to help reduce the homeless cat population. We need more vets like her. Please share this news. I will post on my SF Cat Rescue column later today so you can share the link on Facebook.
Also, if you have close relationships with any local press, let them know. I'm sending this release to Bay Area media as well but some of you or your groups have great media contacts and the more folks who know about this the better. I'm sure we'd all love to see a line for Spay/Neuter out the door at the Feline Wellness Clinic with this promotion."
Our next Nine Lives Blog post will be an in-depth interview with a volunteer at the Homeless Cat Network who cares for a large feral colony in SSF, and brings her feral cats to Dr. Rudiger for Spay/Neuter.