As of the end of May
2016, more than 1 000
dogs and cats have been
sterilised in our Mass Animal
Sterilisation Programme (MASP),
which kicked off in Atlantis on
23 February 2016. This
intervention is a huge step
forward in controlling pet overpopulation
– and the resulting
cruelty and neglect of unwanted
animals in this area.

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Every pair of cats sterilised
now could mean up to 420 000
fewer kittens being born over the
next 7 years; although they don’t
breed as quickly, just one pair of
unsterilised dogs could result in
67 000 puppies being born over
the next 6 years.
Making the local people aware
of these facts – especially school
children who see our Anipals
Puppet Show – has a definite
impact in promoting
responsible pet ownership, as
well as addressing the evils of
dog fighting. By the end of the
project, over 4 000 children will
have been reached.
Once the MASP campaign
ends, the SPCA, together with
Peoples Dispensary for Sick
Animals (PDSA), will continue
to provide a service to the
community. In this way, we hope
to ensure a greatly improved life
for pets in disadvantaged areas.
City’s co-funding and Nussbaum
Foundation’s magnanimous
contributions made this possible