Over the past few years I have been on a mission to improve the lives of community cats in New Delhi, India.
We started a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) drive to sterilise as many community cats as we could and have proudly TNR-ed over 60 cats in the past 2 years.
Animal Birth Control is the only way to stop the endless cycle of suffering for outdoor animals. Kittens born outside have extremely tough lives, most of whom don't survive past a few months. They are exposed to harsh weather, infections and viruses, some often get killed by dogs or get run over by cars. A single female cat can give birth to up to 3 litters per year with an average of 4 kittens per litter. Most of these kittens don't make it and those who do have extremely compromised lives.
Spaying/neutering not only controls the population and prevents unnecessary suffering but also significantly improves the life span and overall wellbeing of the cat spayed.
Most territorial male cats who get into fights, calm down after being neutered. They are also saved from several cancers and infections.
Similarly for female cats, spaying prevents mammary and ovarian cancers and increases the life span and health.
Pre-operative blood-work, surgery and post-operative care cost us a total of Rs. 3500 per cat, less than $50 per cat.
We humbly request you to help us in our mission and donate whatever is possible. Every small amount helps us greatly and is appreciated.