STERILIZATION PROGRAM

The Problem

There could be anywhere between a hundred thousand to nearly a million stray cats in and around Mumbai. Though the exact number is unknown, the evidence of overpopulation is glaring.

Cats without caretakers to look out for them face issues such as malnutrition from lack of proper food or clean water, diseases from widespread germs and parasites, harm from exposure to the elements, injuries from vehicles and predators, and much more.

What is Sterlization?

One of our main objectives as an organization is to control stray cat populations. 

Sterilization is a surgical procedure done on both male and female cats that prevents unwanted litters. Performed by skilled veterinarians, it is a short and uncomplicated procedure requiring only basic post-operative care. The process of sterilizing stray animal communities is also known as Trap-Neuter-Release.

benefits of sterilization

  • Stopping unwanted litters
An intact female cat can have four litters a year with between three to four kittens per litter! Sadly, only some kittens survive to adulthood while others fail to thrive. Sterilization drastically reduces population growth as well as suffering.
  • Reducing injuries
Intact males often get into fights over mates and territory. They are also frequently hit by cars when roaming for new mates. Sterilization can save lives.
  • Decreasing cancer rates
Unsterilised male and female cats often develop testicular, mammarian or ovarian cancers in later adulthood, which is prevented by sterilisation.
  • Preventing spread of disease
Since it reduces roaming and mating, sterilisation also prevents transmission of disease between individual cats and cat colonies.

How does Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) work?