Residents of Dubai are urged to spot stray cats and inform the municipality about them. This move comes in a bid to control the increasing number of stray cats in the city.
Reason behind this drive:
According to the Civic Body,
Here’s what the Civic Body people at Dubai are doing about it:
– Urge people to not feed stray cats and seal garbage bags properly.
– Catch stray cats, vaccinate, and then sterilize them.
– Putting up cages in various parts of the city to catch these cats.
And here’s why they think it’s not working:
“Though we carry on with our regular checks and put up cages at several places to catch them, things don’t improve as there many who feed these cats. As a result, they don’t get into the cages.”
To encourage public cooperation:
Hisham Fahmi, head of the Veterinary Section at the Dubai Civic Body says,
“The civic body has been in the process of controlling the stray cat population, but we need the cooperation of the people. People spotting a cat in their locality can call the municipality toll free (800-900) and a surprise gift awaits them.”
So if you’re in town, go ahead and look around for stray cats. You might just win yourself something exciting. It’s a “surprise” gift. I’m sure you’ll be surprised!
Feline Friends Dubai
This wonderful organization takes in and looks after stray cats. They rescue these cats from the streets and foster them until good, loving and permanent homes can be found.
Feline Friends Dubai, a non-profit making organization, is staffed by volunteers who all have one common goal – to bring relief and care to the feral/stray, domestic and abandoned feline population in the United Arab Emirates.