A cat will give birth 2 to 3 times a year to a minimum of 2 up to 9 kittens each time. A single pair of cats mating and their offsprings will give birth within 7 years to up to 420.000 stray, famished and fearful kittens.
Only one in ten newborn kittens will survive more than a week after birth, and the greatest number of those won’t surpass two months of age, as they will get run over by a car, die from hunger, cold, heat, get killed by people, dogs, or die from infectious diseases.
Neutering of stray animals is a worldwide used practice. It is a pain free and very effective method that contributes to the wellbeing and improvement of a stray cat’s life.
The method used is called “trap – neuter – return”. Cats are humanely trapped and transported to the vet, where through an easy procedure they are spayed or neutered, before being released and returned to their neighbourhood.
During the operation, the cat’s left ear is slightly tipped, a painless and easy method, which helps us identify which cats have been neutered, without in the least affecting the cat’s sense of hearing.
Sterilisation gives an end to the cruel territorial fighting of male cats, the painful mating procedure and non stop pregnancies of the females and the continuous giving birth of helpless kittens in the streets.
We advocate the sterilisation of all cats, with all due process of law. Even if you think that it is no harm for your indoor cat to mate, since you plan on taking care of the kittens’ adoption, you need to think that every new kitten that comes to life through planned mating to be forwarded later for adoption, will take the place of a cat that is already suffering, living in the streets.
Our team organises and actively participates in sterilisation programmes. The systematic sterilisations improve the lives of stray animals, contribute in keeping the number of animals in the cat colonies under control, while in the long run reduce our expenses, enabling us to provide our stray cats with better quality food and continuous medical care.