Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Clinics benefit Loudoun cat colonies.
Update as of August 27, 2015:
We were proud to host another TNR Clinic at our hospital last weekend. A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who helped make the clinic a huge success. We had a total of 70 volunteers, including 11 veterinarians, 21 trappers, and medical and support persons. In all, 91 cats were spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, then returned to their cat colonies.
After the success of Loudoun County’s first Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Clinic at Towne Animal Clinic back in January, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital was proud to host a second clinic this past weekend. Once again, the outpouring of community involvement and volunteer support was amazing – with over 100 cats and kittens being spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and returned! The clinic was made possible by Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), The Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, Alley Cat Allies, and Caring Hands Animal Support and Education (CHASE). CHASE is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to provide veterinary support and education about feral cat colonies. CHASE provided most of the medial support team, surgery equipment, and injectable anesthesia drugs. Additional support was provided by the Humane Society of Loudoun County, 4Paw Rescue Team, and the SPCA of Northern Virginia. We also have to thank LVH’s Dr. Strickland for making the practice available for the clinic.
Here’s a breakdown of the day’s events:
- 109 cats were checked into the clinic
- 100 cats were spayed (two of those were kittens)
- 6 other kittens were brought in, but were too young to be spayed or neutered. All of the kittens will be fostered until they are old enough to be adopted out. Four Paws Rescue, Human Society of Loudoun County, SPCA of Northern VA, Loudoun County Animal Services, and Towne Animal Clinic will be helping with the rescue services for these kittens.
- 10 volunteer vets
- 66 volunteers
We invite you to browse through photos below to learn more. (Unless otherwise noted, photos from the event are courtesy of LVH’s Dr. Lauren Kloer.) And for more info and great pictures from the event, check out the following sites: