|Molly (post surgery) gets a 'lift' back to her kennel|
In the past we have never offered spay/neuter services in the winter months. At the end of 2014, Jenny Fitzer (LLL Program Director) asked the LLL Board if we could offer a one-day surgery clinic as she was getting many inquiries from residents about when our next spay/neuter clinic would be. She proposed that LLL would pick up the animals in Cass Lake and transport them down to the Twin Cities where they would be spayed/neutered by our partner Kindest Cut at their clinic in Golden Valley. The animals would spend Friday and Saturday night in the Twin Cities then would be transported back to their families on Sunday. LLL received a generous grant from Pause 4 Paws and the LLL Board easily and quickly voted that we would absolutely fund a one day transport spay/neuter event.
At our one day surgery clinic, we spayed/neutered, vaccinated and dewormed 29 animals (16 cats and 13 dogs). Additionally, one of the dogs, Sweetheart, had an abscessed lump of quills removed from her neck.
|Sweetheart goes for a potty break|
We are also grateful to Leech Lake Reservation residents for trusting with their beloved pets ... all of them got lots hugs and kisses from our volunteers.
|Stoni gets settled in on Friday night|
|Tiger (post surgery)|
|Bentley reunited with mom and dad on Sunday :)|
|Molly and Chili (post surgery nap!)|
|Turbo and LLL volunteer Merry 'communicating' :)|
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