This story is the front-page centerpiece in today's paper. My favorite part got cut. I had a feeling it would be. It was about the procedure for castrating a cat. Heh. I guess the editor thought such detail would be more than our fair audience could stomach.
So here's how they do it: The cats are knocked out. Their eyes get lubricating drops. Someone is there monitoring them. The vet comes along, makes a slice into the scrotum, pops a testicle through the hole, cuts the tissue surrounding the testicle, snips it off, ties a knot, and shoves the tube back in the scrotum. Repeat. No stitches. Then the animals get a shot to wake them up, and someone stays with them until they are awake enough to be put back into their cages.
I described it more delicately for the story. I thought it was pretty interesting, but I'm weird, apparently.