Operation Catnip, a no-charge spay/neuter clinic for feral cats in Gainesville, Florida, augments their monthly high-volume spay/neuter clinics with a voucher program. Through this program, local veterinarians perform feral cat sterilizations in their clinics for a greatly reduced fee, shared by both the caregiver and Operation Catnip.
"I guess it's all about 'giving back' and doing something worthwhile, making a stand where action needs to be taken."
Operation Catnip Volunteer Veterinarian
What It Takes
- A solid reputation in the veterinary community.
- Veterinarians who understand the need and are eager to participate.
- Dedicated volunteers to manage the program.
- The ability to raise both start-up funds and funds to cover portions of the sterilization co-pays.
What We Like
We're impressed with:
- The involvement of many area vets willing to handle and sterilize feral cats.
- A voucher program that has a significant impact on the overall numbers for the organization.
Step by Step
- Download the complete profile (.pdf)
- Assess for yourself whether this program is right for your agency.
- Check out the resources, grab the sample materials and get started.
- Tell us how it goes.