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.

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