The Department of the Environment of the City Council of Casares works in coordination with this association applying the CES protocol (Capture-Sterilization-Release) to control the colonies of stray cats.
People who may be interested in collaborating in the town of Casares can contact the Cats and Friends Association (AGYA) through Margarita on the phone 651 30 74 56
The feline colonies control protocol has been operating in the municipality of Casares since 2018, with very good results, mainly in the Costa area where it is supported by a good number of volunteers. However, it is in Casares where the program is being carried out more slowly, mainly due to the need to have more people to help the association.
From the Cats and Friends Association an appeal is made to people with free time and feline lovers who want to collaborate as volunteers. From AGYA they would be provided with the cages for catches and the instructions for their transfer to the veterinarian and release of the cats after their sterilization.
The CES protocol (Capture-Sterilization-Release) seeks to solve the problem caused by uncontrolled colonies of felines, but taking into account the increasing awareness that exists in terms of animal protection. For this reason, from the Department of the Environment of the Casares City Council in collaboration with the Cats and Friends Association this initiative was launched, which tries to offer greater control and prevent the proliferation of these animals, but without completely ending the stray cats that They fulfill a necessary function of control over insect and rodent pests.
The Department of the Environment of the City Council of Casares finances the sterilization operations to which felines of both sexes are subjected, for their part the members of the Cats and Friends Association, whose work is voluntary, are in charge of carrying the cats to the vet and return them to the same colonies.
It is also important for the proper functioning of the protocol to establish feeding points for the animals and with the participation of volunteers, neighbors who are considered essential, since they are the only ones authorized to provide cats with dry feed and water. Thus preventing anyone from feeding cats and dirtying public areas.