This project will spay/neuter 1000 cats and dogs in Chennai and surrounding areas. Every year, hundreds of thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies that are born in Chennai and surrounding areas die in accidents or succumb to starvation or deadly diseases. Spaying/ neutering homeless cats and dogs helps prevent these unwanted births and promotes the health of adult cats and dogs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Chennai and surrounding areas are home to hundreds of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. A majority of them are not spayed/neutered which results in an increase in their numbers. These homeless animals are often killed in inhumane ways by the local community. Government funding and donations from the public cover only a fraction of the cost incurred to undertake a large scale birth control program.. Non-availability of funding delays the ambitious goal of having a city free of homeless animals
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will spay/neuter cats and dogs in Chennai and surrounding areas and thereby arrest the population growth. This preempts culling and cruelty by the local community and also serves as the first and crucial step in bringing down the number of homeless animals in the city in a manner that has been proven worldwide as humane and effective. Animal birth control will help prevent unwanted births and prevent loss of animal lives due to accidents, cruelty, diseases and starvation
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will promote safety of cats, dogs and other animals in the community by proactive, compassionate behaviour. The safety of the community will also be ensured in the process. While the numbers decline, the health and life of homeless animals will improve.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,646
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,354
Total Funding Goal: $25,000