Good Fix Clinic opens for spay, neuter, microchipping this week

  • Laurel Smith/ The Garden Island

    A small fraction of the 1,000 traps brought to Kaua‘i by Good Charities’ Good Fix Program fill a waiting room with trapped cats inside awaiting spay or neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchipping and other basic medical care as needed.

  • Laurel Smith/ The Garden Island

    Debbie Evans unloads a feral mother cat and her two kittens. She is caring for the cat family in her garage, and plans to keep all three animals as pets. “It is a blessing to have (Good Fix) because no vet will take a feral here,” she said.

  • Laurel Smith/ The Garden Island

    Volunteer emergency surgeon Shane Dennis checks an incoming cat’s heartrate before they are prepped for surgery. He sits inside a tent within the surgery room to prevent the animals from escaping before they are sedated.

  • Laurel Smith/ The Garden Island

    Volunteer veterinary surgeon Dr. Nanea Morris performs a specialized High-Quality, High-Volume Spay/Neuter operation. Operations for females can be completed in under five minutes while males can be done in just under one minute.

  • Laurel Smith/ The Garden Island

    A team of veterinary surgeons and technicians care for cats before, during and after their sterilization surgeries. The Good Fix team is prepared to perform up to 400 High-Quality, High-Volume Spay/Neuter surgeries each day.

KILAUEA — From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day through Friday, four surgeons are working methodically to sterilize up to 400 cats a day at the Ahuimanu Shopping Center in Kilauea.

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