Almost a thousand cats have been sterilized in the capital of Gran Canaria
The Department of Animal Protection for the Las Palmas City Council in Gran Canaria, have announced that they are continuing their project to improve the management of stray cats in the city throughout 2023, after the sterilization of 981 felines over the last two years, 436 in 2021 and 545 in 2022.
The action, which has increased by 20% in the last twelve months, has three parts to it: one that includes the sterilization of 308 cats by the Council itself, another 448 financed by the Cabildo coordinated by the Council and the Official College of Veterinarians of Las Palmas (COLVET); and the third carried out together with the Arycan-ETN Project, which has included 225 cats.
Councilor Luis Zamorano has supervised several actions coordinated with COLVET, and he highlighted that “the CER method - Capture, Sterilization, and Return - is the method recommended by experts to manage urban feline colonies, together with other actions such as the adoption and control of new animals incorporated into the colony, which is our strategy to reduce the number of stray cats on our streets. With CER, cats are sterilized and returned to the colony they belong to," he added.
“The success of the management is the reduction of animals that live in the street. On the other hand, it is essential that the colony is registered and has updated data in the 'Animal Protection' section in the Feline colonies section of the website”, he explained.
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