What is Sterlization?
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.
Our sterilization drive is open to stray as well as pet cats, for a small fee. In addition to the surgery we also do post-operative care at our facility and vaccinate every cat against rabies.
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.
benefits of sterilization
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.
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.
Unsterilised male and female cats often develop testicular, mammarian or ovarian cancers in later adulthood, which is prevented by sterilisation.
Since it reduces roaming and mating, sterilisation also prevents transmission of disease between individual cats and cat colonies.