This story is five in a five-part series, Trapped in Paradise.

The last spay and neuter clinic day—which fell on National Feral Cat Day—in American Samoa was fantastic! The team spayed 54 cats in one day, bringing the total to 241 cats fixed during the project.

Before flying out, the team even squeezed in another mini-clinic. They ended up spaying 13 kittens who were trapped on the first day in American Samoa—and who were now big enough to be spayed.

“We know we made an immediate impact on the lives of the animals in American Samoa,” said Meredith Hippert, director of field operations with Animal Balance. “And what’s even more rewarding is the lasting impact we know will be made by the people who worked alongside us and will continue on with the mission after we leave.”

This story is five in a five-part series, Trapped in Paradise.

Our partners at Animal Balance hosted Trapped in Paradise in collaboration with Alofa Mo Meaola and the American Samoa Government Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic.