Our Feline Family Members, Barney & Gus
Are you a cat person? We are! And, we are proud to say that we adopted these two homeless brothers, now named Barney & Gus. They are five months old and do just about everything together. They have quickly become part of our family … and part of our photo collection.
Gus is short and all belly. He feels soft like a cotton swab. Barney, the black one, is long and taller and slick like a furry eel. We think they look a little like Laurel and Hardy (if you remember this comic duo!).
Recently, it was time for their first vet visit and we were introduced to Spay and Neuter Kansas City (SNKC), which is where we took the boys for their booster and rabies shots. The staff was wonderful, some of the nicest people we’ve come across. Barney and Gus were in excellent hands!
Spay and Neuter Kansas City
If you’re not familiar with SNKC, let me take this opportunity to share about our experience and about the wonderful work this organization does for pets and their families.
SNKC’s mission is to end pet homelessness through preventative services, keeping pets out of shelters, off the streets and in homes with families.
They work to help families in need regardless of their financial means. They have a health bundle and a puppy/kitten shot and booster bundle. For Barney & Gus, it was $35 each to get their booster and rabies shots. Neutering will cost $25 each. WHAT. A. DEAL!
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Community (Feral) Cat Program
Are you familiar with community cats, otherwise known as feral cats? These are unowned cats who live outdoors in the community with their feline families.
SNKC offers a discounted spay/neuter bundle for feral or free roaming community cats in the hopes of controlling population size within local communities. These animals are ear-tipped before being returned to their community.
You may wonder why these cats are returned to the community. Taking them out of the community doesn’t eliminate the nuisances they may create; however, returning the “fixed” cats means they are no longer able to reproduce which decreases the population over time.
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