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Spay/neuter project in southern Spain

A project from Tierisch Happy e.V.
in Granada, Spain

The overpopulation of street animals causes a lot of animals to suffer. We work to reduce this by controlling feral/street cat populations in Spain through trap, spay/neuter and release programs (TNR).

Manu K.
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About this project

The cause of much animal suffering is due to the unregulated reproduction of animals living on the streets. 

In Spain especially, there is a large problem with the number of street cats. While there are no official statistics on the number of animals living on the streets, we do know that more than 300,000 animals are abandoned in shelters every year in Spain. The main reason cited for abandoning animals is due to unwanted litters.

Research studies have shown time and again that the most effective and humane way to reduce the street animal overpopulation is through trap, spay/neuter and release programs.

Therefore, we have established and continue to expand several spay/neuter projects with communities and partner organizations in Spain (Granada, Murcia/Cartagena and Valencia). We are currently working with five animal welfare organizations to sterilize and care for cat colonies, and additionally provide education to the local communities on animal welfare programs. 

In addition to spaying/neutering, the cats in the colonies are cared for daily by a team of volunteers. They provide food and clean drinking water and care for the general health of the colony. This is important because many feral cats are in poor physical condition: they are often malnourished, sick and infested with parasites. They may have injuries from turf wars, predators, or accidents with cars.

Our project not only cares for the cat colonies, but we also provide vouchers for low-income individuals to have their own pets spayed/neutered at no cost to them. All of our work focuses on the reduction of animals that may end up on the street in the future and controlling the population that currently exists. 

In 2021, we neutered over 360 cats in Spain and in 2022 our goal is to help even more. 

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The overpopulation of street animals causes a lot of animals to suffer. We work to reduce this by controlling feral/street cat populations in Spain through trap, spay/neuter and release programs (TNR).

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betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)