Once on site, Nadia informs us in more detail. Until her retirement, she and her husband lived in the capital Sofia and later moved back to their home village. They are two extremely friendly and animal-loving people who spend a lot of time and energy to help the street cats living in their area. But the situation is critical: from a few animals, the number has increased to fifteen, and more kittens are being born!
ANIMAL FRIENDS IN NEED
Animal friends in need
During a castration campaign in Banichan in summer, we receive a call from Nadia, a retired woman. She lives with her husband in a nearby village and takes care of a cat colony of about fifteen animals; most of them are females and they keep having new litters. The couple asks the Vets in Action for help. Since the cats are strays within our radius of action, we head out a short time later.
A litter of eight-week-old kittens greets us in the yard. There is another in the attic.
The cats are somewhat feral and mistrustful so we have to use a trap to capture them.
We warn Nadia not to feed them before our arrival.
It takes a bit over an hour but we manage to get nearly all the cats and we bring them in our clinic.
The next day, all cats are neutered and we bring them back to the place we captured them.
Nadia is glad to be the one to release them.
We leave Nadia and "her" cats colony. We promise to call again during our next neutering campaign. We intend to castrate the cats we didn’t manage to catch this time as well as the kittens which by then will have become ready for it. It is our practice to keep in touch with people who look after a lot of stray animals. They are often overwhelmed and rely on us for support.
We are right now during the last week of October for a new castration action in Banichan. We keep our word and go by Nadia to take care of the remaining un-neutered cats!