The Admissions Tagger tags the traps for gender, isolation, kitten or medical alerts. A rabies vaccine is not required for this station.
- All traps should remain covered except when needing access to the traps.
- Double-check to verify that the F# ID number and Paw & Trap Tag numbers match those assigned by the Check-In Recorder in the Caregiver Registration Log.
Admissions Tagger Instructions
Be sure the cats stay covered except when needing access to the trap.
Locate the pair of adhesive Paw & Trap Tags that correlate with each cat’s registration number assigned by the Check-In Recorder.
Adhere the Trap Tag with “PU” printed on it directly to the blue tape on the bite plate of the trap the cat arrived in. If necessary, first remove any residual tag from a previous clinic.
Write the pickup time on the Trap Tag in large numbers under “PU” using a permanent marker. This assures the cats will have surgery in the correct order. The discharge/pickup time is recorded on the Caregiver Registration Log.
Attach the second Paw & Trap Tag to the trap with masking tape. Do not peel away the backing. This tag will be placed around the cat’s front leg after the cat has been anesthetized.
Check to assure each cat arrives in an appropriate individual trap that is secure and safe.Discourage caregivers from using traps that are too small, as they are inhumane.
Assess for the following while the trap is uncovered, and pass the information to the Check-In Recorder:
- What is the trap number or is it a personally-owned trap?
- What is the color of the cat’s coat?
- Is the cat at east 3 months/3 pounds?
- Does the cat have a tipped ear?
- Does the cat have signs of URI?
The Admissions Captain may allow multiple cats in one trap to be admitted, if sedation looks feasible.
- Place one Paw Tag on the trap and in small writing describe the cats that are inside.
- Affix the remaining Paw Tags for the other cats onto other individual traps. In small writing, describe each cat on each trap’s blue tape.
- Send all traps to the Anesthesia Station and notify Anesthesia of the situation.
Attach alert tags:
- If a pink or blue Gender ID tag, orange “URI” tag, hot pink “Kitten” tag or green “Food” tag has been issued, affix the tag with the clips provided to the trap cover near the handle, so the tags are readily visible without removing the cover.
- If kittens are admitted, notify the Kitten Ambassador if they are not aware or present.
- Verify that any medical condition or possible complication reported to the Check-in Recorder by the caregiver is noted on the red “Medical Alert” Tag with masking tape and a permanent marker. Attach the red “Medical Alert” Tag to the handle of the trap with a rubber band.
Isolate cats that have been tagged with URI or other possibly infectious conditions until a space has been designated for isolation holding. These cats are scheduled for the last surgery slots.
Cats may not be taken from Admissions until the Triage Coordinator has released the cats for transport.
Place checked-in cats behind the Admissions Station for the Admissions Transporter. Ensure that the transporters take the cats in order of their discharge time.
Kittens will be transported to Kitten Care Unit (KCU) if healthy or to Isolation if they are suspected to be infectious.
Set aside cats registered for vaccine boosters only and attach a Vaccines-Only Tag to their trap. Notify an Admissions Transporter to immediately bring them directly to the Anesthesia Station to pick up their Medical Record.
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Station Closing and Cleanup
When admissions is concluded:
- Inventory the remaining supplies and repack the supply kit.
- Return the kit, station instructions and any remaining items to storage.
- Clean the area and dispose of all trash.
- Wash all tables.