Good Fix spay/neuter clinic in Kaumakani continues this week

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Good Fix program crew prepares to break for lunch at the Kaumakani clinic that will be open today and Friday at 1 Kaumakani Ave.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Caitlin Taylor of Oklahoma, working with the Good Fix program, checks in He U‘i, one of the cats brought into the clinic Wednesday by Aletha Kaohi, who said He U‘i is a survivor from across the river.

KAUMAKANI — Aletha Kaohi has to come back to the Good Fix spay/neuter clinic in Kaumakani on Friday because the cats she brought in meant the free program had reached its capacity for Wednesday.

“People can start bringing in cats from 8 a.m.,” said Laura Littlebear, the director of Pet Programs at Good Fix. “They can bring in cats until we reach capacity of 100 cats, or 2 p.m. Today, we were at capacity by 10:30 a.m.”

Kaohi brought in a load of cats that people drop off to her home.

“They call me ‘the cat lady,’” Kaohi said. “But we take care of them. They’re well-fed, and all outdoor cats.”

The Good Fix program, last visiting Kaua‘i in October, is available today and Friday at 1 Kaumakani Ave., or the old Gay &Robinson sugar company offices at the end of Kaumakani Avenue. There are signs on Kaumuali’i Highway that direct people, and more signs at the Kaua’i Community Cat Project van at the clinic.

Starting Sunday and continuing Monday and Tuesday, the Good Fix program, this time with a team of eight, moves to the Anahola Marketplace.

“We hope to take care of between 500 and 600 cats on this trip,” Littlebear said. “We were here in October with clinics in Kilauea and the Kaua’i Humane Society. During that trip, we took care of about 2,000 cats.”

In addition to spay and neuter, the Good Fix also provides vaccinations and microchips, Littlebear said. No appointments are necessary, and people are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Of today’s drop offs, more than 62 cats were trapped,” Littlebear said. “The KCCP (Kaua‘i Community Cat Project) has about 35 traps they can let people use.”

For more information, individuals may call the clinic at 808-977-2860.


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