Sterilization of Pets is key to community veterinary welfare
Article by Mary Walker
Sterilization of pets is key to community veterinary welfare. Populations of unwanted dogs and cats are not something we can rest easy about. Apart from the inevitable suffering of these animals, which no civilized peoples wish to witness, there is the risk of disease transmission in uncared for populations.
Cluny Animal Trust places sterilization campaigns high on their list of priorities. It is not only a service to the indigent community pet owners, but also a service to the wider communities as a whole, and contributes to a more compassionate animal ethic generally.
Since the recent arrival of the Mobile Theatre, Cluny Animal Trust has carried out several sterilization clinics for cats and dogs. The most recent one was in Bethlehem this last Saturday, 1 August.
The idea is to carry out as many sterilizations as is practicable in one day, even if it means starting very early and finishing late. The emphasis is on numbers of sterilizations per day, and the reason for this is that the overhead costs of running the Mobile Theatre can be spread over a greater number of patients, thus reducing the overall cost of sterilizations per patient to the minimum. Read more