Wallonia moves to reduce stray cat population

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:49
Wallonia moves to reduce stray cat population © Belga
Faced with too many stray cats, a problem in terms of sanitation and public health, but also refuge management, Wallonia is launching a new campaign to sterilise the animals, the third such initiative in the south of the country.
Within this framework, it has proposed financial aid to all the Walloon municipalities concerned to carry out new sterilisations on the ground, the regional minister for animal welfare, Carlo Di Antonio, said.

Participating municipalities will be granted a one-off subsidy to help them slash the number of abandoned cats and to support an effective policy to manage the feline population in the region.

This subsidy will supplement any money granted by the municipality to an association, to the tune of 50% of the amount granted, for sterilising the strays. The region’s intervention will have a ceiling of 2,000 euros, the minister said.

This campaign, which closes on the 1st of August, does not apply to private persons who wish to sterilise their domestic cats.

Christopher Vincent
The Brussels Times
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