Our Girl Scout Helpers successfully completed a "facelift" to our Swing Set for Farmbrook Park on 6/4/10. Participants were: Troop #40 (Troop Leader Heidi Bliss) - Chloe Bliss, Brooke McCumber, Claire LaBorde, Marisa Andrews, Patricia Duran and Troop 1216 - Lizzy Ferguson, Sarah Hughston, Kaitlyn Weber, Caitie Acker, Michaela Reed, Mackela Slowe, Jordan Ward with Leader Katie Ferguson and Parent Helper Deb Hughston. The girls did a fantastic job and had great fun! A big "Thank You" from the Town of Farmington for a job well done~
Upon completion of our Farmbrook Parking Lot reconstruction and Rain Garden, the Swing Set will be back in operation.
Feral Cat Clinic - The Colony Caregivers
The Colony Caregivers are a group committed to getting the feral cat population in the area under control. If you would like to learn more about this organization you may contact Lynne A. Brill, Vice President at 585-243-5803. They have been working diligently to get some clinics up and running for the spaying/neutering of the feral cat population.
The first of the Feral Cat Clinics put on by this organization was held on April 18, 2010 at the Town of Farmington Highway/Parks Facility located at 5630 Collett Road. The Clinic started at 9:00AM. The fee for each cat was $35.00. Interested parties (individual or groups) who participated had to have their cats in Have-a-Heart traps and delivered them to the Highway/Parks Garage by 9:30AM on the 18th. Participants were required to pay cash up front, sign a release for the procedure, provide a license when dropping off the cats and a phone number to be called when the cats were ready for pick-up. The Colony Caregivers were pleased with the turnout for their first clinic in Farmington. They sucessfully processed 22 cats during the course of the day. Stay turned for information on when the next clinic will be scheduled. If any individual needs to learn how to trap or needs a trap for catching the cats, please contact Lynne A. Brill, The Colony Caregivers at (585) 243-5803.
Following is an email received from Lynne A. Brill of the Colony Caregivers:
"First of all I wish to thank all of the volunteers who participated in yesterdays clinic. We had 12 members from The Colony Caregivers: Becky G., Linda D., Joanne E., Joe G., James H., Gail K., Carol M., Maureen R., Phil S., Nicky V. Ed & Lynne B. We had 2 vets: Dr. Kim Wilson and Dr. Jessica Litteer and 5 vet techs from Barn Cat Outreach: Ryan C., Tara D., Diane E., Trisha L., and Mary P.. We especially appreciate and want to thank the Town of Farmington Highway/Parks Departments for allowing us to use the town facilities on Collett Road and the assistance of Ed McLaughlin and Dan.
The clinic got setup and started by 9:00 AM and did not finish until 4:45 PM. There were a total of 22 cats brought into the clinic by individuals(1) and volunteers(5-6). There were 6 males and 16 females. Most of the females were in various stages of pregnancy thus resulting in longer surgical procedures times for the doctors. We had 2 cats from Bloomfield, 9 cats from Cananadaigua, 3 cats from Farmington, 2 cats from Shortsville and 6 cats from Stanley.
Every one who participated at various stations had the assistance of technicians from the Barn Cat Outreach. The patience and dedication of all the participants was amazing and greatly appreciated. Our vets went beyond dedication when we found out there was not enough anesthesia to finish the last 2 cats. After spending 7-8 hours at the clinic they arranged to finish the last 2 cats that evening.
The Barn Cat Outreach organization is going to discuss and evaluate the number of cats that can be done at a clinic. The Colony Caregivers are going to gather information on the number of cats that are still to be done in the area and would like to consider helping the Barn Cat Outreach group with a clinic in Livingston County.
Again THANK YOU!"