Our Caring for Cats project seeks to neuter, feed, and treat the sick and abandoned cats that come looking for a home here at our organization SINAL. Here in rural Brazil there are no animal shelters, meaning stray cats have nowhere to go and become hungry and sick without our care. Recently, 20 new kittens have arrived and we need to spay and neuter all 20, plus the stray mother and father cats nearby. In order to also feed all the cats and treat any of their sicknesses, we need support!
In the part of rural Brazil where we are located, there are no animal shelters and most people do not spay or neuter their pets, meaning many cats and dogs are homeless on the streets with nowhere to go. Over time, many stray cats have made their way to our organization Sinal do Vale - an organic farm and reforestation project - as we care for people, nature, and animals. But we do not have the resources to take care of so many cats, especially as the strays often get sick and need treatment.
With the donations for this project, we will be able to properly neuter and spay all the new kittens as well as some of the local stray mother and father cats in the area. The more cats we neuter, the better the chance we have to control the population and provide homes for the cats. With the project, we will also be able to provide medicine for all the sick cats who have tics, worms, and fleas and buy enough food for all the new kittens.
We hope to one day do community outreach in our local town of Santo Antonio on the topic of animal rights and the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs. There is a lack of access to education, especially on these issues, and we would like to promote proper treatment of animals. If we raise enough money, we could neuter and spay many of the animals in the community and work to decrease the stray cat problems in the town by finding them homes and preventing more unwanted births.