Torrevieja is helping reduce overpopulation of cats with another grant from the provincial council in Alicante
Torrevieja’s councillor for Animal Protection, Carmen Morate, has reported that the provincial government of Alicante has offered a grant on more than ten thousand euro to Torrevieja to help control cat colonies in the town.
In total, 10,252.50 euro has bene awarded, and so, “During the past week and this, the feeders that deal with the cat colonies – organized by the association Project CES (Capture, Sterilization, Drops of Torrevieja) – have worked together with the 8 veterinary clinics that requested the College of Veterinarians of Alicante participation in this simple but effective project. The castration of street cats is the only ethical solution that also gives long-term results “, explained the councillor.
It is the third consecutive year that Torrevieja has been awarded the grant and launched the initiative to deal with environmental problems caused by overpopulation.
With this grant 150 cats can be castrated, and identified by a small cut on the tip of the ear – the females on the right and the males on the left. A number that adds to the 59 cats were castrated at the beginning of the year, so that by the end of 2018 more than 200 cats will have been neutered in Torrevieja, with a grand total exceeding 1,500 cats.