By Anna Ellis •
Published: 06 Oct 2022 • 13:29
Sterilisation of ownerless cats. Image: Orihuela Town Hall
The Councillor for Health, Luis Quesada, explained: “The aim of the campaign is to sterilise ownerless cats to avoid the uncontrolled reproduction of these animals. Due to their unsocial behaviour, they cannot adapt to living with families in closed environments in the home.”
The presence of cats without owners in different parts of the municipality, especially around feeding points, has been increasing in recent years.
The councillor added: “Thanks to this campaign we can complete a large number of sterilisations in a short period of time, so we can make better progress in controlling colonies.”
“These measures, together with the municipality’s future feline colonial plan which we hope to put into operation, will help us to achieve the desired objective, which is to keep these animals in suitable conditions from the point of view of health and welfare,” he added.
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Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking.
absolutly fantastic story on sterilising the street cats. can you forward this story to the mayor of Benidorm. as my wife and i have been trying for years for the council there to adopt such a scheme with not 1 reply. well done this is the solution to the problem not poisoning them.
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