While dog welfare is a very serious concern today, let us not forget about our feline friends who go almost unnoticed as their numbers continue to grow. Unknown to most of us, the past few years has seen a sharp rise in the cat population in Bangalore city. While most assume these animals live safe and healthy lives, that’s not usually the case.
This year CUPA has initiated the country’s largest formal Community Cat Sterilization program to combat this issue. Working together with residents, CUPA aims to provide a humane method of curbing the growing population and that is through Trap-Neuter-Return(TNR). This procedure emphasizes the controlled and safe capturing and sterilization of cats while exercising sufficient care so as not to cause undue duress to the animals.
The campaign started off its first project with the gated community of Jal Vayu Vihar in Kammanahalli. Residents and CUPA representatives worked together over the course of three days to capture and sterilize 23 cats. The animals were caught using baited traps, housed in a garage provided by a resident and finally released back in the area where they were picked up. We are proud to say that it has been a successful start to the initiative.
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