Exempl. animal protection campaign
For the 12th time now, the LEGA PRO ANIMALE arranges castrations for free for stray cats the whole day. The castration event will take place in Castel Volturno, in the south of Italy, near Naples.
This “spay day” shaped up as huge success: in total 115 cats (78 female und 37 male ones) were caught by its attendants and brought to the “sterilization center” of the LPA.
Four veterinaries, who are very certain and fast in the technique of castrations and especially in the treatment of cat puppies and a huge group of helping people from all over the world (USA, England, Germany, Ukraine) and of course from Italy, worked unfailing from 8am to 6 pm as a team.
All cats rode out of the operations very well and the next morning, all of them could be collected by its attendants and could be freed again.
In consideration of the fact that this campaign could save a lot of cat puppies of a woebegone life, the result is very convincing: during the operation, 13 female cats were pregnant – with in total 62 puppies in their uteri (4.8 puppies per litter).
A very simple calculation shows that because of this campaign about 900 cat puppies less will be born during the next year (78 cats x 3 litters x 4 puppies per litter = 936).
In this equation, the offspring of further generations are not considered, and this even though a cat can be pregnant for the first time at the age of five months.
When you take a look at the statistics, you simply can recalculate how many cats were born from the animals, which were brought to the LPA on 10th of July: 11 of these cats were younger than 4 months, so they didn’t already foal.
Assumedly 23 cats with ages between 5 and 12 months have already foaled at least one litter. This was cognizable by their uteri: 23 x 4 = 92 puppies.
26 cats at the age of 1 up to 3 years had probably more than 600 puppies:
26 x 2 (midlife) x 4 (puppies / litter) x 3 (litter / year) = 624.
12 cats at the age of 4 up to 7 years have already born 720 puppies:
12 x 5 (midlife) x 4 (puppies / litter) x 3 (litter / year).
6 cats, which were older than 8 years, already gave birth to 576 puppies.
78 FEMALE CATS ALREADY“PRODUCED” MORE THAN 2000 NEW CATS BEFORE THEY HAD BEEN CASTRATED.
With the help of this values you can see, why there are so much stray cats in this area.
And these facts also explain why so many ill cats and cat puppies have to search for food in the waste.
Most of these animals are in a very miserable condition, suffer because of infectious diseases, which lead to barbarous deformations. For some of the affected cats, this diseases end in death. Cats with partial or complete septic eyes belong to the daily routine.
Castrations are just advantageous!
The animal rights organization LEGA PRO ANIMALE will continue their PREVENTATIVE WORK and, if possible, raise the number of castrations.
They urgently search for sponsors and volunteers.
LEGA PRO ANIMALE
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Deutschen Tierschutzbund e.V. (German Union for Animal Protection),
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reference: Sterilisationszentrum Italien (sterilization center Italy)