Cats of Arecibo Observatory: Squeakazoid

Cats of Arecibo Observatory: Squeakazoid

A kitten named Squeakazoid poses with the world’s second-largest radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory has long been known for its felines. Now the adorable furry creatures need your help! Flaviane Venditti, a researcher at the observatory, and her colleagues,┬áhave set up a fundraising campaign via GoFundMe, “Helping Arecibo Observatory Cats”. The money will go to necessary surgeries needed for the cats as well as food. Spaying/neutering costs $95, and they recommend to keep the cat indoors for 7 days after the surgery. We can’t keep them in our homes, so boarding is another $15/day. They are also being vaccinated and dewormed. Some cats (especially females), might also need painkillers and antibiotics after the surgery. If the cat is healthy, and no extra treatment and lab tests are needed, the average cost per cat is $200-$250. Image: Observatory Cats on Twitter @ObservatoryCats

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