Cats breed most of the year and can have up to 10 kittens per litter. Just think, if a female cat got pregnant 3 times a year, she can produce up to 30 cats all by herself. Spaying and neutering pets, as well as the feral cats and dogs here in Cyprus, is vital to keep populations down and prevent suffering.
Every cat and dog we rescue is sterilised when they are old enough or when well enough if rescued when sick/injured. It is not cheap to fund in Cyprus.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Whether you are in Cyprus temporarily or permanently, if you just paid out to get at least one cat sterilized you would be saving the lives of many kittens, and the mother.
Please do your part to help. If everyone did, think of the amount of lives it would save, and look at the reduction of suffering you would stop. Always make sure you haggle the cost of the sterilizing with your vet if you want to sterilize more than one cat or dog.
If there was a free service to get stray cats and dogs neutered and spayed, I am sure it would help the number of strays go down by more than half and so preventing illness among them. If we had the money we would try to neuter/spay all the strays, but it is impossible to do this alone.