My name is Zahrah from the Republic of Mauritius. Witnessing such high number of sickening animal abuse cases almost daily, I couldn’t remain insensitive to let stray animals being tortured by some ‘barbaric’ minds, as reported in the local newspapers.
In my community there is a pressing need to control the population of stray cats as sustaining a healthy and happy population of them is getting out of hand and very difficult, not only because of harsh and painful beatings from some people in the neighbourhood, but also to prevent them from ending up dead on streets, starve or die with disease with the lack of decent shelter. I’ve seen many, and it’s truly heart-breaking. As a biology graduate, controlling the population of strays will be beneficial for the Mauritian ecology and allow for the regeneration of our endemic flora and fauna. However, this should be done in a decent and in a humane way.
I’m currently an unemployed graduate. With my pocket money, I could only build a small shelter in my front-yard and afford giving food on a daily basis. With the help of an NGO, I could re-home some but the problem of increasing population size is still there. I will not be able to do this for too long as I will be short of funds as well as time if I get a job, and the problem will still not be resolved.
I’m requesting for funds and count on the generosity of some amazing and humbling people globally to help me getting some of the cats sterilised, wherever I can and how much I can afford. Sterilization and veterinary care in Mauritius is pricey.
Any excess money will be donated to one or several local NGOs which aim to save the lives of felines.
I will post every update and receipts on my twitter feed @ZeeTheBiologist.