Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, has organised a number of pet adoption days to re-home abandoned and vulnerable cats and kittens in the emirate this July.
Kittysnip’s adoption days will bring together kittens and cats from various different backgrounds and circumstance such as abandoned, neglected and injured cats.
Carol Geldenhuys, Founder of Kittysnip, said: “Apart from aiming to find a happy home for these cats and kittens, we hope the adoption days will help create awareness amongst those who don’t know how many pets desperately need a home.
“Sadly, for every cat we rescue at least another 100 suffer or die on the streets. We not only want to inform people about the multiple benefits of adoption but also the commitment involved when taking on an abandoned or neglected cat or kitten.”
11am to 5pm every Friday, July 5,12,19 and 26 at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz and one Saturday, 20th July, 11am to 5pm at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.
Prior to attending adoption days, cats are observed, assessed and evaluated in a home environment.
As well as hosting cat adoption days, Kittysnip has been working to promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) especially for feral cats across Dubai that can’t be adopted. After being neutered, the cats are released back to the localities from where they were trapped, in an effort to control the environmental balance that prevents the presence of vermin on the streets.
Kittysnip have neutered over 1470 cats to date, with an average of 40-50 cats being neutered every month.
Carol Geldenhuys, Founder of Kittysnip, said: “In a bid to reduce the street cat population in Dubai, we are continuously working to trap stray cats, have them neutered/spayed, treated for wounds and either adopted or released”.
“Every month an average of 600kgs of food is required to feed all the abandoned and neglected cats that we neuter.” she concluded.
With the number of abandoned and vulnerable cats on the rise, Kittysnip is always on the look-out for animal lovers and big businesses to sponsor cat food supplies or the neutering of street cats.