Kittysnip is registered, non-profit charity whose main mission is to TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release) the street cats of Dubai. And to find loving homes for the young and vulnerable as well as offer medical assistance to the sick and injured.
Founded in 2014 when realising that the stray cat population was out of control and getting worse, it became Kittysnip’s mission to tackle this issue by using a humane stray animal management program.
Trap Neuter Release (TNR) is now recognized by most of the world as the only humane means of stray population control. But this is little understood by the community.
TNR. Trap-Neuter-Release: The internationally recognized method of dealing with stray cats. Working with healthy, sterilized colonies, by feeding them and managing the size of these colonies. After all, we benefit from them keeping pest population under control.
- Education Programs: To disseminate information to the community on the management of feral animals.
- Adoption Program: To home adoptable cats and kittens.
- Pet Shop Regulation: To license, train and regulate pet shop practices.
Contribute to the control of the population of feral and stray animals through sterilization campaigns. Allay the fears of the public and encourage a positive attitude towards animals through awareness campaigns and education in schools. Inform and raise awareness amongst the community on responsible pet ownership. Involve local schools in educational programs. Work with local authorities to improve conditions in shops, offer training to pet shop staff, encourage the community to recognise acceptable welfare standards. Inform the community about the value to “adopt – not shop” by attending adoption days, where all the cats have been health checked, neutered and vaccinated.
- 2017 – Trapped and neutered over 250 Arabian Mau street cats. And re-homed over another 78 vulnerable cats and kittens.
- 2018 – Participated in the Second National Conference of Animal Welfare hosted by Mr Saif Al Shara. (Assistant Under Secretary for Sustainable Communities at the Ministry).
- 2018 – Neutered nearly 500 cats. And removed 111 vulnerable cats and kittens that had been abandoned or were not coping living on the streets and placed them into homes.
- 2019 – Already heading to substantially increase all of these these figures
Kittysnip spent many hours educating and working with the public and schools to prevent animal abuse and abandonment, which built up a strong and credible relationship with residents, schools and businesses.
They have over 600+ sterilized cats that are fed and looked after on the streets. They are all part of healthy colonies. On an average, Kittysnip neuters over 45 cats every month as well as providing medical treatment to the ones that needs it.
Relying solely on the public and corporations funding to shoulder their vet bills.
TNR for a better tomorrow.
Posted on 2nd July 2019