Help save the lives of cats living in penitentiaries.
For years, cats have lived in the penitentiaries of Costa Rica. Most of the prisoners adopt them as their pets, but some of them stay feral and have a much harder life in jail. For these animals there is no access to veterinary services, and they reproduce without control, putting their life in danger. Sometimes inmates give the little kittens to their families, but they are not spayed or neutered; the families hardly have the money to pay for the surgery or proper veterinary care they need. Some of these cats are even suffering from mistreatment and cruelty in the penitentiaries.
GreaterGood.org partners with Asociacion Nacional Protectora de Animales to provide these cats with proper veterinary care and the help they need to live happier lives. ANPDA and their project of “Freedom for cats in penitentiaries” have been doing visits in 5 different penitentiaries. They have spayed/neutered over 180 cats, some dogs, and they have given several workshops to the prisoners, so they can take care of the animals. After they are spayed /neutered, their new owners can recognize diseases and to help to catch the feral cats so they can get the treatment they need.
You can help. Just $12 provides vitamins and deworming products for 1 cat. You can make these cats lives free of reproduction and mistreatment and give them a chance at finding forever homes.
Today, ANPA runs one of the most solid and sustainable spay & neuter programs in the nation. In December 2018 we achieved the 140 thousand. ANPA´s educational program is one of a kind in Costa Rica and has reached over 35 thousands children, adolescents and adults since 2008. It has been adopted in other countries, where they have translated our material in their own language. In 2017 we started a program with the Ministry of Education and the Costarrican Drug Institution and in 2 years, we have reached over 100 schools and around 1.500 students.
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