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Feral Cats: Ivory's Story

Recently a good samaritan brought a stray cat to us that she wanted to have spayed and vaccinated before re-releasing her back into the wild. Catch and release programs are very successful in helping with population control of feral cat colonies and sometimes generous people are willing to contribute to these causes privately, as was the case here.

When this cat was brought to us she was very timid, but did not show any aggression. With a gentle hand and soft voice we were able to coax her out of her crate and examine her, this is when we discovered that she was pregnant. She was almost ready to give birth! At this point we contacted Animal Adoptions of Flamborough to see if they had room to foster this “soon to be” mom. The family who brought this cat to us was very grateful to know that she and her kittens would be well cared for and made a generous donation to help with their care. We immediately named her “Ivory” and spent the next several days cleaning her up and gaining her trust. Sherry, one of our client care reps, offered to take the first “kitten watch” shift and took Ivory home over the Easter long weekend as we anticipated the kittens to arrive any day. Ivory however was not yet ready!

Ivory stayed at Clappison Animal Hospital as we eagerly awaited her litter to arrive. She was given a large kennel in a private room where she could be comfortable; she was also given a nesting box where she could go when she was ready to deliver. On the afternoon of April 23rd Ivory went into labour, she was very tolerant of our curious staff members checking in on her, and has loved the increase in her feedings and attention. Ivory has proved to be a wonderful mom to her six bundles of joy!
It is incredibly rare that Ivory had not one, not two, but four solid white babies! We see many cats come through our doors on a daily basis, but only a few are solid white. Her other little ones are vibrant brown tabbies. Due to their fragile state we have refrained from handling them just yet, but mom has been getting lots of love anytime she needs a break from her little rascals. It won’t be long before this little family can be fully examined, dewormed, vaccinated and become available to find their forever homes; until then, they will go to live with one the amazing foster families that helps Animal Adoptions of Flamborough!

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital