Originally Posted by TNR1
Well...at yesterday's Feline Frenzy event (where they fixed even more cats) there were some parents that came out to protest the event stating that their children with Allergies would be negatively affected. While I can appreciate their concerns..we were VERY CAREFUL and cleaned up completely. We even had someone from the dept. of health monitoring our activities. It is such a shame that the parents had not been informed and provided earlier information about this event but 512 cats were spayed/neutered saving countless unwanted births.
News 4 has a poll right now and I would love all cat lovers to vote:http://www.nbc4.com/news/4216506/detail.html
Katie, CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for all the hard work, and the great maiden-effort!! It IS a shame about parents reacting without asking a lot of questions. I know this is frustrating and time-consuming for ACA/DC CAT et al, but hopefully it will allow them to at least try to get some facts into the reporters' minds. I've personally experienced how closed-minded reporters are (or can be) in this region.
I think the good thing is, this proved that the model for the event is a good one, it works. You expect to have to make a few adjustments after a first effort, even with the best of planning. All of us here may understand that surgical procedures are very clean, that no excess cat fur, saliva, urine, etc., will remain behind to create a problem. But lots of people have no clue about such things. I see there is a meeting tonight for the parents, I hope they come away reassured regarding the degree of risk involved.