October 17, 2021

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Never Knowingly Pets

World Spay Day: How a volunteer-run group is reducing the stray cat overpopulation in Surrey

VANCOUVER —
For the earlier a number of years, volunteers with the Surrey Community Cat Basis have been seeking to reduce the amount of stray cats.

Volunteer Anne Solomon states in Surrey by yourself the amount of cats on the avenue is in the 1000’s.

“It’s approximated there are anyplace among 15,000 to 25,000 stray and deserted cats,” Solomon stated.

Some of those people are feral but most used to be someone’s pet.

“There is a ton of folks that transfer and depart their cats at the rear of,” Solomon reported.

Absence of pet-helpful housing is one particular of the contributing factors, but potentially the major concern states method manager with SCCF Lubna Ekramoddoullah, is that most of the deserted cats are remaining unfixed.

“And they just reproduce and lead to the problem,” Ekramoddoullah stated.

Solomon claims education and learning goes a long way and it’s important that persons realize the cats remaining unfixed to fend for on their own exterior are suffering.

“The mother cat acquiring litter following litter specially outdoors she’s at enormous threat of establishing all sorts of health problems. Seventy-5 to 80 per cent of kittens do not survive if they are born outside the house,” Solomon said.

“The male cats when they are not fixed they get into fights they get leukemia they get aids, broken bones with infections from preventing its just awful to see so we have to aid them.”

Attempting to get a tackle on the problem volunteers have been trapping stray cats, correcting them, and if they are feral re-releasing them.

“Eighty for each cent of cats that are trapped are really tame sufficient to be adoptable,” claimed Ekramoddoullah.

Out of the about 600 cats that have been trapped previous year only about 10 had been certainly feral and rereleased.

“These are cats that after experienced properties and we are attempting to tackle the dilemma at the root, which is spay and neutering cats that are owned by individuals,” said Ekramoddoullah.

Derrick Laursen was out of get the job done but as a result of the spay and neuter application at SCCF, his two kittens bought preset.

“I could not find the money for it myself,” said Laursen.

His kittens had been born from his woman indoor cat. She got out one working day and came again expecting.

“I didn’t actually see a requirement in it she was my only animal there was no issue with her having pregnant when she was an indoor cat,” said Laursen.

Solomon states acquiring the stray cat populace less than management is a obstacle but it is possible and the metropolis of Vancouver is evidence.

“Just glimpse at Vancouver and Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue and what they have accomplished listed here,” said Solomon.

In the early 2000s she states Vancouver’s stray cat populace was an difficulty but by means of instruction and trapping it has been considerably decreased.

“In Surrey, we have the motto one particular cat at a time which is how we search at it due to the fact we know we are hardly ever heading to remedy the problem entirely,” Solomon reported.

If you see a stray can in your community, or can’t pay for to get your cat spayed or neutered, get in touch with the SCCF.