Archive for Monday, November 21, 2011

Humane Society fundraiser to feature contests for pets

November 21, 2011

We are extremely grateful that the city of Tonganoxie provides us free space to do the spay/neuter transport drop-off and pickup. The cities of Tonganoxie, Easton and Linwood give us space twice a year for the benefit of their citizens. In addition, the Leavenworth County Humane Society Inc. has been able to arrange with chamber of commerce members in Basehor, Leavenworth and Lansing to provide locations for transports from those cities.

Twenty dogs and 25 cats went Thursday to Heartland SPCA in Merriam for sterilization surgeries, vaccinations and parasite treatment. Pet animals also got microchips. Feral, free-roaming cats do not get microchips.

Two dogs were denied surgery. One because he had trouble with the anesthetic, so the clinic is going to use a different anesthesia protocol in a couple of weeks after Cooper has a chance to rest and recover. And they've offered to do a one-dog transport for Cooper. Eva was denied surgery because it appeared to the veterinarian that she is infected with bordatella (kennel cough), so that highly contagious respiratory infection needs to be cured with simple antibiotics before surgery can be done safely.

This was the largest spay/neuter transport LCHS Inc. has done by far. The next largest groups were both from Leavenworth at 37. The other four transports since November 2009 from Tonganoxie previously served 104 dogs and cats.

Since July 2009, 675 dogs and cats have participated in the LCHS Inc. spay/neuter transports, preventing nearly 4,000 homeless puppies and kittens in Leavenworth County.

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