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Animals Asia supports stray-cat population management in Guangzhou
Animals Asia promotes responsible cat ownership and is working with local animal-welfare groups, vets and caring citizens to fund trap, neuter, release (TNR) programmes helping street cats integrate safely into the community.
Animals Asia continues to work in partnership with Guangzhou animal-welfare group “XiXi Cat” and a local veterinary clinic on a humane solution to stray-cat populations in residential areas of Guangzhou. XiXi Cat identified a number of residential areas with increasing stray-cat problems and residents within these areas that wanted to work towards a humane solution.
In August 2009, XiXi Cat began the programme in the residential campus of Guangzhou Art College, which has a population of about 40 cats. The cats are fed daily by the residents and have become accustomed to human interaction, leading to an increase in their numbers.
XiXi Cat has since de-sexed over 70 per cent of the population, providing the cats with rabies vaccinations and microchips. Community education initiatives have been carried out in conjunction with the TNR programme to generate support for the scheme among residents and to educate residents on the benefits of de-sexing the cats. XiXi Cat is continuing to monitor the site and trapping and de-sexing any new cats arriving into the colony.
This programme has now been extended to other residential areas of Guangzhou, and at April 2009 120 stray cats have been de-sexed. Local residents confirm how much they enjoy sharing their lives with the cats, who are now vaccinated, microchipped and healthy.
Animals Asia remains committed to helping to reduce the stray-cat population in China through humane methods.