Catch Neuter Release Programme Begins in Carboneras in Spain’s Almeria.
Carboneras in Spain’s Almeria begins a catch neuter and release programme in a bid to control the stray cat population in the municipality.
Vanesa Fuentes, the councillor for Health of the Carboneras Town Council made the fantastic announcement that the town council have started to use the catch neuter and release method known as CES in a bid to control and help feral cats in the town of Carboneras.
She highlighted that the initiative: “was in great demand to control the colonies of stray cats and to pacify the conflicts that sometimes occur due to the presence of these animals in residential areas.”
The programme involves first capturing stray cats before they are sterilised and then released back into their colony. The Veterinary clinic in Carboneras will carry out all the medical work and the volunteers will also record the strays on a register and monitor them too.
The councillor explained that: “the capture of the cats has already begun, after having previously acquired the necessary boxes to carry it out, and the sterilisation of the animals has already begun.”
The aim of the programme according to Fuentes: “is that we can develop the method over several financial years, if necessary, so that, in this way, we can achieve control over the population of these cats in the municipality, which will stop them reproducing without control, and that they can live in better conditions. But, in addition, there will be much less nuisance that sometimes occurs in areas with a concentration of these animals and that some residents have reported.”
She also went on to highlight that: “the municipal government’s commitment to unblocking issues such as this, which in the end mark the day-to-day life of the town, and to which, unfortunately, no attention was paid during previous legislatures.”
“But the path is already underway and we will continue to make up for lost time.”