Problem: feline overpopulation
The welfare of stray cats is a collective responsibility. If these cats are not sterilized, they breed quickly. This creates feline overpopulation.
Living in a confined space, these animals must fight for their survival. Animal fights, lack of food, the spread of major diseases, and ill-intentioned people are just some of the obstacles they face.
These cats are often abandoned by their guardian or born from generations of homeless cats.
A responsible solution
It is possible to improve the fate of these animals in the community, and the number of stray cats can be stabilized by the identification and management of cat colonies. Through the Capture-Sterilization-Return-Maintain (CSRM) program, volunteer citizens are identified by the SPCA Roussillon as colony guardians or caregivers. These citizens collaborate with the SPCA Roussillon to sterilize cats in their colony, then become responsible for their well-being by providing them with food and shelter.
In the end, these community cats are healthy, occupy a defined geographical space, are less aggressive and help maintain the balance on the territory.
In order to ensure the success of the surgeries and not to harm the health of the animals,
the sterilizations are only authorized from mid-April to the end of October.
You can however contact our team at any time
concerning a situation with stray cats.