SBC-Tampa – Dr. Smok and Student at Animal Coalition of Tampa
June 27, 2014
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Dr. Gordon Smok, Veterinary Technician Program Chair at Sanford-Brown College Tampa campus, has been volunteering his time and expertise at Animal Coalition of Tampa’s (ACT) monthly “Spay Day” on the second Sunday of every month. This past Sunday he was joined by another student from the VT Program's Charter Class, who just finished their first Moduale.
Through volunteer efforts, ACT, partners with local veterinarians and community members, conducts this monthly event to reduce Tampa Bay’s feral (wild domestic) cat population, reduce disease, and find homes for as many animals as possible. The animals are trapped by volunteers, who bring them to the event where they are spayed or neutered to prevent overpopulation. In addition, the animals are given rabies and other vaccinations to prevent disease and are treated for minor medical conditions. The animals are fed and then released back where they were found or adopted out.