SPAY DAY OCTOBER 2011 REPORT FROM VETERINARIAN DORTHEA FRIZ
To celebrate WORLD ANIMAL DAY (October 4th), LEGA PRO ANIMALE offered another “SPAY DAY” (free spaying/neutering of stray cats). After the memo was put on the homepage within 10 days cat care takers from all over the Region of Campania in southern Italy made appointments for over 200 animals. And this time nearly all of them arrived: 205 cats were caught, but only 204 were operated, because one of the females showed a big scar on the belly and probably she was already spayed, even if there was no tattoo (there is a law in the Region of Campania that prescribes to tattoo the letter “S” close to the incision for all dogs and cats in order to not open animals twice).
133 female and 71 male (a big number of them under the age of 4 month!) now do not proliferate anymore; they will not contribute anymore to the big stray problem. We never should forget that a female cat can have up to 4 litters a year with up to 8 kittens in only one litter and one male can get pregnant around 300 female cats in only one year. With only one “spay day” the birth of over 20.000 kittens can be avoided in the following year.
And everybody asked when the next spay day will be, because there are still thousands of cats in the streets that need neutering.
The LPA “spay team” wants to thank all donators from all over the world to have enabled the October spay day and hopes that the next one can take place as soon as possible. Who wants to contribute can do as follows:
In the USA please contact Susan Wheeler: Rappwhheel@aol.com
Or donate online securely through PayPal by visiting our website www.legaproanimale.org.
ANY AMOUNT DONATED TO OUR CAUSE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF ANIMALS IN NEED.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT