Prevent a Litter
Veterinary Hospital’s Yard Sale |
accepting donations for the next yard sale!
All proceeds benefit our work helping animals.
Please check back later for the next yard sale date, to be announced!
Donations for our yard sales can be dropped off at
our clinic any Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm or you can bring them
to our yard sale. |
Best sellers include: pet stuff, toys, bikes, housewares, and small
furniture (no clothing please). Thanks!
World Spay Day Rocked...Thanks to You!
All of us here at Prevent A Litter are so grateful for your contribution
of $ towards our World Spay Day event. The grand total
raised was $4,550.00! So, while World Spay Day has come and gone, the
impact of your gift will last for quite some time through our Coins for
Critters Fund! We already have about ten more furry kids lined up for
free spays and neuters!
total, we had 6 canine and 22 feline kids in attendance for our World
Spay Day event. Meet two of our participants, Trixie & Toby:
Trixie and her mom live within the city of Richmond but did not know
about the city spay & neuter ordinance. Richmond Animal Care & Control
officers cited Trixie’s mom for the violation and gave her a period of
30 days to correct the problem. Trixie’s mom pleaded saying it would
take at least three months to save up the money to have Trixie spayed.
The officers suggested she call P.A.L. to see if we could help. It was
kismet! Miss Trixie came to the event, was spayed and vaccinated for
rabies, and walked out of the P.A.L.’s clinic leaving all of her legal
woes behind her. Through her tears, Trixie’s mom offered thanks to all
of those that made this possible!
Underneath Toby’s scars and scabs lies a beautifully sweet purr box.
Toby and his two female offspring were brought in by a long time P.A.L.
client who works as a mailman. Along his route he finds all kinds of
animal “situations” that could use intervention. Our client had been
for a year to convince Toby’s guardians to get these kitties spayed and
neutered. Finally, with an offer of free services, the caretakers
consented. Here’s hoping Toby’s fighting days are over and no more
kitties are born into his rough and tumble lifestyle!
Thank you for making these stories possible and many others!
Prevent A Litter
National Feral Cat Day
- October 16, 2012
Discover the truth about feral cats.
- A stray
cat is not a feral cat.
- A stray is a cat who has been abandoned or
who has strayed from home and become lost. Stray cats can usually be
re-socialized and adopted.
- A feral cat is an unsocialized cat.
- Either he was born outside and never lived
with humans, or he is a house cat who has strayed from home and over
time has become unsocialized to humans.
- Feral cats should not be taken to local
shelters to be adopted.
- Feral cats are not pet cats, and they will
be killed at most shelters. Because they’re unadoptable, they sometimes
don’t even make it to the shelter, but are killed in the animal control
truck. Even no-kill shelters are not able to place feral cats in homes.
- Feral cats can have about the same lifespan
as pet cats.
- They contract diseases at about the same low
rate. The incidence of disease in feral cat colonies is no higher than
among owned cats.
- Feral cats are not the cause of wildlife
depletion. Studies show that the
overwhelming cause of wildlife depletion is destruction of natural
habitat due to man-made structures, chemical pollution, pesticides, and
drought - not feral cats.
- Trap and remove doesn’t work. Not only would
you have to continue to remove cats, this process is extremely costly.
Other cats simply move in to take advantage of the available resources
and they breed prolifically, quickly forming a new colony. This “vacuum
effect” is well documented.
- Trap, neuter, and return does work.
No more kittens. Their numbers gradually go down. The annoying
behaviors of mating cats, such as yowling or fighting, stop. The cats
are vaccinated and they are fed on a regular schedule. This ongoing care
creates a safety net for both the cats and the
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