Funded with the support of our Cat Protection Society Donors and Members, our Last Litter Fund was established with the goal of helping to reduce the issue and associated environmental and community concerns around cat-overpopulation whilst ensuring that every cat has the opportunity for a healthy, loving and safe home.
The big picture goal of our Last Litter Fund is prevention rather than intervention.
A donation to our Last Litter Fund will help to ensure that we can fund the cost of desexing, microchipping and vaccinating (if required) a mother cat who has recently given birth to a litter of kittens. These kittens will also be surrendered into our care and desexed, microchipped and vaccinated ready for adoption into a loving furever home.
By helping our Society desex just one female cat, more than 400,000 unwanted births can be prevented in their lifetime!
Often cat owners think that it’s nice for the cat to have kittens, or it’s nice for their children to see a cat give birth to kittens, but it’s a huge burden on the cat.
Often the cat will get pregnant when it is very young, and then again year after year. This constant breeding cycle for cats has an impact on the animal, as well as a huge burden on the environment and wildlife.
When stray cats live in colonies, they are prone to disease like cat flu, feline AIDs, worms, and they also become territorial, leading to fighting and injury. They can also wreak havoc to the natural environment and wildlife, not only in rural areas but in big cities.
– Sarah Mitchell, Senior Shelter Vet.
How does the Last Litter Program work?
Cat owners with a pregnant mother cat or a cat who has recently given birth to a litter of kittens can apply to our Last Litter Program. If approved, the cat owner must agree to surrender all of the kittens to our Society to be re-homed while the mother cat is desexed, microchipped and vaccinated (if required) and returned to the owner. The cost of this is funded by our Society.
A generous donation to our Last Litter Fund will help ensure we can desex even more vulnerable cats in need and stop the endless breeding cycle.