Leading the Fight
Against Pet Overpopulation

Tracy Sugar Dot

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Training and Mentoring:

In keeping with the spirit of "spay it forward" and our commitment to prevention, we offer mentoring and training assistance for high-volume spay/neuter techniques and for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.

High Volume Spay/Neuter

The FACE clinic offers veterinarians an educational, hands–on experience learning solid technique for high-volume, high-quality spay neuter. Our surgeons provide mentoring for veterinarians so they can gain the skill and speed necessary for high-volume surgery.

surgery Clinic Directors, office and veterinary staff can gain valuable tools and methods for working in a high-volume, client and patient centered environment. They shadow our team to see real-life clinical situations and how to best operate busy patient check-in, surgery discharge and vaccination clinics. Veterinary Assistants see the value they provide in spay/neuter clinics providing valuable support to the veterinary surgeon.

Organizations that have participated in training:

Paws Chicago
Hamilton County Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Bloomington Pets Alive
St. Louis Spay/Neuter
SPOT Clinic, Greencastle, IN

Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

To encourage the growth of TNR, IndyFeral provides technical assistance to any municipality, non-profit or resident who is advocating on behalf of feral cats or feral cat caretakers. Areas covered include, general advocacy, the nuts and bolts of trapping and transport, colony management, ordinance revision and funding resources. In addition, training can be provided to veterinarians and vet techs in regard to the unique needs required to handle feral cats in a clinic setting. This includes sedation and handling techniques, post-op and medical care.

Organizations that have participated in training:

City of Bloomington, Indiana (municipal shelter)
Feral Cat Friends
Fort Wayne Feral
Elkhart Feral Cat Coalition
Help the Animals, Richmond, Indiana
Michiana Feral Cat Coalition
Low-Cost Clinic in Hamilton County, Indiana
SNIP (Spay Neuter Indiana Pets)
OAR (Ohio AlleyCat Rescue)
Newport News Feral Cat Coalition
City of Newport News, VA Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
H.O.P.E for Animals, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Greenwood City Council, Indiana
Johnson County Humane Society, Indiana
Hamilton County Humane Society, Indiana
Shelby County Animal Outreach, Indiana
Lake County City Council, Indiana
Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Ohio

Below are resources which will help veterinary professionals learn more about protocols designed specifically for treating feral cats.

Alley Cat Allies has a comprehensive guide to feral cat veterinary care, which contains complete and detailed protocols for veterinary care of feral cats intended for veterinary care professionals.

Feral Cat Spay Neuter Project - (A Petsmart Charities national mentoring organization), offers resources for operating a feral cat clinic and specific veterinary protocals for treating feral cats.

Related Articles:

Caring for Feral Cats in the Clinic by Nancy Peterson, Veterinary Technicians Journal, August 2006.
This article by Nancy Peterson, the Cats Program Manager for the Humane Society of the United States, provides a detailed overview of how to properly handle and provide care for feral cats in a clinic environment.

Eartipping Instructions Quick Guide
Eartipping provides a critical visual indication that a cat has already been spayed/neutered. As these instructions show, it is a simple procedure done while the cat is anesthetized for spay/neuter.

Feral Cat Management by Dr. Julie Levy
An overview of the feral cat population, TNR, and feral cat protocols.