Just before I left we were talking to one of the vets about starting up a permanent spay clinic. After doing the sums though, we realised that it wouldn't be cost effective. It would actually be cheaper for volunteers under the current programme because of the fixed costs that we would need to pay.
However we talked about doing more now that our finances are a bit better - especially for people who are sterilising large numbers of cats in a managed colony. We decided therefore that for every four cats sterilised, we will reimburse the cost of one cat sterilisation (subject to conditions - for example, this has to be the subsidised rate that we pay and of course it is ultimately our discretion whether to reimburse). So when you send in your monthly report, for every four cats, one cat will be done free. Remember to send in your bills within a month please or we cannot process them!