Dixie Day Spay Of Cleveland Launches Fall Feline Frenzy

Thursday, November 7, 2013

For the past year, Dixie Day Spay had provided spay/neuter surgeries for un-owned cats at no cost. Officials said, "This life-saving program is in jeopardy of ending for lack of funding."

Dixie Day Spay has provided the spay/neuter and vaccinations for Cleveland for a No Kill City’s barn cat program at no cost. Surgeries and vaccinations for the Cleveland Catnippers Trap-Neuter-Return program have been provided at no cost. In addition to the support Dixie Day Spay has provided to these programs, there have been hundreds of other free-roaming, barn, feral and community cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated for free, it was stated.

 

“While we want to provide every service we can to every animal in need, the continued cost of providing these free surgeries with nothing to replenish the coffers is threatening the sustainability of our other programs and services,” Dixie Day Spay Director Betti Gravelle said. 

To fund the continuation of these surgeries for cats who have no one to pay their veterinary bills, Dixie Day Spay is launching the Fall Feline Frenzy. 

“We would love to have several people step up with some big donations,” Gravelle said, “but we know that isn’t possible for most people, so we’re trying to breakdown the funding in ways that nearly everyone in the community can help support it.” 

The cost to provide surgery and vaccinations for a cat is $40. 

Dixie Day Spay is asking for sponsorships for the services provided for un-owned cats. For every $40 an individual donates, her or his name will be entered into a jar at Dixie Day Spay. Before surgery begins each morning, the names of sponsors for that day’s un-owned cat patients will be drawn and the people sponsoring them will be recognized through the Dixie Day Spay Facebook page. 

Dixie Day Spay is a 501(c)3, so donations are tax-deductible. 

Donations can be made via Paypal to dayspay@dixiedogsandcats.org; can be mailed to or brought by the clinic, Dixie Day Spay, 182 Airport Road, Cleveland TN 37312.

Krystal Participates In Chattanooga Zoo's Dream Night

The Krystal Company will participate in the Chattanooga Zoo’s Dream Night on May 29.  Dream Night is the one night a year that the zoo becomes a "magical wonderland" just for special needs children so they and their families can enjoy a relaxing night out at the zoo with accommodations and no limitations.   Families can take advantage of games, bounce houses, face painting, ... (click for more)

Special Event Street/Lane Closures For April 30-May 3

Thursday:  The Chattanooga Corporate Challenge will take place from 5-9 p.m.  River St. from Renaissance Park to Coolidge Park will be closed; Tremont St. will be closed surrounding the Blue Rhino and the right (eastbound) lane on Frazier Ave. from Market St. to the Walnut Street Bridge will be closed.  Please watch for walkers and posted signs for closures.  ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Announces Plan To Provide High-Speed Internet At A Discount Price To Those With Low Incomes

Mayor Andy Berke, in his annual State of the City Address, on Monday announced the creation of the Netbridge Student Discount program. In the partnership with EPB, he said any family of a child eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch in schools can receive 100 megabits per second Internet at a cost of $26.99 per month." Mayor Berke said, "Think about it. Our low income families will ... (click for more)

DA Tells Dalton Jury Cell Phone Of Skyy Mims Was Found At Murder Scene

District Attorney Bert Poston told a jury in Dalton on Monday that the cell phone of Skyy Mims was found at the scene of the murder of convenience store clerk DK Chaudhari. He said Ms. Mims carried out the robbery in order to get Lotto tickets that she hoped would bring her money to finance her budding musical career. He said she took 80 "$500 A Week For Life" tickets. The ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Is This Barbarian?

The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a curious decision on what defines a “whistleblower” last month, saying you can’t blow the whistle on your employer if he’s the only one who hears the whistle. No, you’ve got to go to someone other than the perpetrator which not only makes sense, but appears to heighten one’s chance of success. What is much more curious is why somebody didn’t ... (click for more)