Successful sterilisation easing street cat over-population

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A STERILISATION project, launched in August last year by Pets In Spain animal charity, has seen 63 street cats sterilised.

The project has been mainly funded through money raised at the charity shop in Avenida de Londres in urbanisation La Marina.

The scheme has also seen volunteers working on collecting and trapping cats. Eleven were found to be friendly, socialised cats and later inquiries revealed they were lost and five have now been reunited with their owners. Nineteen orphaned kittens have also been rescued and many are already in new homes thanks to the adoption programme.

The charity committee members are in contact with people working in other areas to help them realise street cats sterilisation campaigns in other municipalities and the team were recently formally present at Guardamar Town Hall meetings to advise how best to manage the feral cats situation there. Guardamar Council has since announced that they will start to cooperate with local animal welfare volunteers and if necessary change existing council by-laws to aid the volunteers in their work with the street cats.

Pets In Spain projects are totally self-funding with discounted sterilisation costing €60. If you can make a donation or would like to volunteer call 645 469 253 or email [email protected]

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