The number of feral cats totals 2,552 of which 1,117 remain uncastrated (43.77 per cent). Since the previous castration campaign carried out at the end of 2021, there has been an increase of more than 300 of our furry friends, mostly born to abandoned cats and stray cats. The Department of Animal Protection of the city has decided to extend the contract for the provision of veterinary services for the local shelter. They will increase sterilisations by 837, taking the 350 sterilised stray cats figure to 1,187. The project has a budget of €54,000. The Town Hall confirmed that it should be noted that the attention and, above all, the demographic control of these colonies is convenient and necessary both for a good coexistence with the neighbours, as a way of minimizing the incidence of cat colonies on wildlife in certain areas (predation on birds, reptiles and other faunal groups), and for the well-being of these feline colonies and proper public health.