Spaying and neutering helps prevent suffering and is an integral part of what we do.
Homeless cats and dogs suffer as strays. These animals are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
We offer low cost spay/neuter surgery to the local community, which we subsidize. The cost to community members is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. Spaying and neutering is the most effective way to reduce the number of animals suffering on the streets.
TRAP, CASTRATE & RELEASE
Pretty much every community in our area has a stray cat population and they multiply rapidly. These poor cats are not vaccinated, and are typically malnourished therefore are prone to infectious diseases which result in a short and poor quality life. What we currently do is prevent suffering and more unwanted kittens by locating cat colonies in specific areas, trapping males and females, castrating them, and then releasing them back into their environment.
We also ensure that these cat communities get regular, good quality food and we have volunteers that monitor their health.
Our community-outreach program aims to connect pet owners with the resources and education they need to keep their animals happy and healthy. PATA travels to places where there are no veterinary services, to provide castration surgeries and wellness clinics that offer low-cost vaccinations, medications and general examinations. We teach pet owners how to identify the signs of illness, disease or accidents, so that they can treat their animal before illness or injury progresses to a more serious stage.
The program also aims to control feral cat populations by trapping and neutering. PATA requires volunteers in the community to help coordinate clinics and gather information, as well as collaboration with local businesses to help with funding. Please contact us if you would like to help and / or get involved.