Invite your local animal rescue group to the city hall

"Together we stand, divided we fall" is one of the most famous Pink Floyd lyrics and yet applies so much when it comes to stray animals' protection. People prove everyday how powerful they become when working together.

Animal welfare groups operating independently to their city/ municipality succeed great achievements but this assumption does not work vice versa. Cities need the expertise and the passion of animal rescue groups.

How to engage animal rescue group collaborate with the municipality:

  1. Invite your local animal rescue groups to the city hall and give them the time to share their expertise on stray animals' management; be open and listen to their proposals;
  2. Prepare a list of issues that your city needs help in order to design concrete animal welfare policies; reach them out to your local volunteers.
  3. Set up regular meetings on a quarter basis;
  4. Run adoption campaigns within the city's social media accounts;
  5. Make the city more animal friendly but installing food and water bowls for the stray animals.
  6. Provide them with equipment when necessary;
  7. Appoint a council member that really cares to handle the stray animals' management.

How to treat a cat colony

What is the most common mistake people living in cities do when it comes to cat colonies protection? They mostly feed them. 

Is it wrong? Absolutely not! But just feeding a cat colony leads to hundreds of new kittens and an excess in the population.

If you feed a cat colony then please follow the tips below:

  1. Take photo of every cat in your cat colony and keep a note regarding its gender; it’s quite easy to find out.
  2. Get in touch with your municipality or local animal group to check if the cats are neutered.
  3. If not, contact your municipality or local animal group immediately and help them neuter the cats.
  4. If they have been neutered procure for some steady food and water bowls as well as some small boxes to keep the colony in place safe and happy.
  5. If you suspect that a cat in your colony is sick or abused contact your municipality and local group in order to transfer it to the vet.
  6. If a new cat shows up, keep a note and inform the local group immediately.
  7. Run an adoption campaign.