Written by Ashley Scott, lead applied learning instructor
Globe University-Green Bay students in Ashley Scott’s Global Citizenship course spent their Saturday volunteering with Cats Anonymous for their trap and release day or more commonly referred to as TNR. Cats Anonymous is a not-for-profit organization which works to reduce the number of semi-feral and feral cats through education and by utilization of the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method.
With the help of community volunteers and students from Globe University-Green Bay the organization was able to spay 43 females and neuter 21 males. Each student was paired up with an experienced CVT, volunteer, or DVM to help guide students through their experience. Assisting and observing in areas such as surgery prep, surgery, and recovery was a great opportunity for students to gain skills in their program area of veterinary technology. In addition, students were able to network with people in their career field.
Our individual massage therapy student in the Global Citizenship course, Kassandra Lance, provided chair massages to the volunteers. Cats Anonymous was extremely grateful for the chair massages as it showed appreciation to volunteers and their hard work. For more information about Cats Anonymous, visit their website.
“Our volunteers mean everything to us. Without them we wouldn’t be able to TNR 1,000 cats every year. It’s such a wonderful thing to see people come from all over Northeast Wisconsin (and Sheboygan) to help once a month with one thing in common, the love of cats,” shared Kellie Raether, CVT office manager at Cats Anonymous and Globe University-Green Bay vet tech alumni.