Jolanda and I went down to meet with the two volunteer vets at the clinic today. Unfortunately we spoke with the vet who is letting us use the space and he will no longer be able to provide us with an anaesthetic machine, and that means we now have to find $5000 to buy a machine. We can proceed without an anaesthetic machine, but it's not very good in case the cats run into distress so we do not want to do without one, or the cat can die on the table.
We will be doing a small number of cats to start with so we are discussing using the best drugs and material we can afford. The costs are starting to mount though - we need to put in shelving and waterproofing, but it's the anaesthetic machine which is going to cost the most and that's a bit of a worry.