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Cat Assistance Team – Kommetjie, Western Cape

| October 26, 2010

THE TEAM
The team consists of 3 volunteers

AIM
To provide basic animal welfare support to the cats on Pollsmoor Correctional Services Premises and support inmates to be able to care for their cats. Ensure effective cat population control by a continued trap-neuter-release program.

CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 10 Cat traps
  • Working under the umbrella of TEARS and private veterinarians for sterilisations and veterinary treatments
  • Funding is generated through selling of bric-a-brac and donations by individuals

CURRENT SITUATION

Approval to start the project was obtained from the authorities in June 2005
Trapping sessions and interactions with wardens and inmates commenced June 2005
8 feeding stations are being maintained providing nourishment for approximately 50 cats 4 times a week

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

  • Identify feral, stray and inmate owned cats at Pollsmoor Correctional Facility
  • Sterilise, deworm and ear tip cats
  • Provide early sterilisation services
  • Educate staff and inmates about the basic needs and welfare of cats and provide a support structure to benefit inmates and cats
  • Provide food and water to cats where necessary
  • Monitor and attend to the health and well being of the cats
  • Assist in homing of cats where necessary


FUTURE ACTIVITIES

  • Provide shelter and feeding/ watering stations for the cats
  • Provide deworming, vaccinations and flea control to inmate cats and suitable colony cats
  • Offer veterinary assistance to inmate cats where necessary
  • Organise and facilitate educational drives relating to animals in general and cats specifically. Investigate the use of Sangomas to address the cultural issues relating to cats
  • Utilise the project to raise public awareness about the positive effects of the relationship between animals and humans

REQUIREMENTS TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT & ENSURE LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY & GROWTH

  • Wendy houses to keep trapped and sterilised cats for overnight prior to surgery and for post surgery recovery. As well as all for all supplies and traps etc. The minimum size needed is 3mx6m
  • Suitable transportation or vehicle
  • Financial support to cover veterinary costs and supplies such as dewormers, flea control and other.


LONG TERM BROAD GOALS

  • Create public awareness about the humane trap-neuter-release concept for feral cats in Cape Town
  • Raise public awareness about the need for sterilisation of companion animals
  • Raise public awareness about the Humane Animal Interaction link and its positive physical, emotional and mental effects
  • Utilize the presence of cats as a positive tool in offender reintegration

Address:
PO Box 48157
Kommetjie
7976

Country: South Africa

Contact Persons:

Denise – Office: 021 783 3900
Rita – Cell: 082 806 3144
Mandy – Cell: 082 723 1406

eMail: rijo@icon.co.za

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS.
WITHOUT WHOM WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE.

  • TEARS – The Emma Animal Rescue Society
  • Steenberg Veterinary Clinic
  • Kommetjie Veterinary Clinic
  • Hills Pet Food

Category: Feline Resources, Rescue & Shelter Directory

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