PAWS Kuwait informs:
Why to spay and neuter dogs and cats?
If “overpopulation” is defined as more animals than humans find convenient, most of the world has over population. Feral (unsocialized to humans), stray, or homeless cats and dogs are present to a greater or lesser degree in every country on earth. In Kuwait we have thousands of stray, abandoned, feral cats and dogs all over the country.
Every animal deserves a chance to thrive in a responsible and permanent home. Sadly, breeders, pet stores and people who fail to sterilise their companion animals have created a tremendous overpopulation problem that forces animal shelters to exist, hundreds of dogs and cats are admitted to the animal shelters in Kuwait every year.
Daily PAWS is getting requests to take over a litter of puppies, kittens from people who don’t want to take responsibility for the born ones and who haven’t taken responsibility to avoid increasing population.
Animals which don’t have the luck to end up in one of the shelters will be just kicked on the streets, they suffer from accidents, hunger, injuries, fights, heat and coldness and very often from cruelty of people who don’t respect a living creature like they should.
|Count||Year||No.of kittens born||No. of cats giving birth||Additional no. of cats giving birth|
Total number of kittens from ONE mother cat born in 6 years: 10,924 – That’s a lot of cats!
Unofficial Breeders produce thousands of dogs and cats for the profit only, most of them end up unfixed in the streets and increase the overpopulation! So help us, the Animal Welfare Societies to control dog and cat population in Kuwait!
One solution for this problem is Spaying and Neutering your pets in a professional vet clinic, like Dohama, IVH or RAH Hospital.
How u can make a change?
Don’t buy pets from unreliable people, puppies and kittens are often very sick, got no vaccination and were taken away from their mothers much too early to make fast profit, they will come to your house for a short period only, because often they die after a few days or weeks. Come to the shelters of Kuwait www.paws-kuwait.org and get your vaccinated, healthy, spayed dog or cat from us, many are waiting for a permanent home there, some of them for years!
If you buy an un-neutered pet and u don’t want to breed seriously with a high sense of responsibility, admit them to the clinics to neuter them, the clinics will give u advice in which age it has to be done.
Some people might say it is inhuman to do it, but ask yourself; is it more human to allow uncontrolled breeding with the unfortunately common result that people don’t know what to do with all the newborn kittens and puppies ? Many of them end up abandoned in the streets and they might die a terrible, long death there!
If you are a responsible animal lover and u want to fight with us against overpopulation act in the name of welfare for the animals.
Think seriously about neutering and spaying your own pets, or catch animals u might feed outside and admit them to the vet clinics, after recovering you can release them to their old territories.