Thursday, May 28, 2009
Spay Day at the humane society
Heartland doesn't adopt an animal out until it's been sterilized. Almost every week a local vet volunteers a few hours for "Spay Day" and runs a marathon of ovary and testicle extraction. Today there were several adult dogs, an entire litter of puppies that came down from foster just for the occasion, and about 20 cats.
I volunteered to help in the recovery room. Clipping nails, giving fluids, checking ears. Cuddling puppies as they wobble awake. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.