Animal Welfare and Protection Association




AWPA works to eradicate rabies through humane control of the population of dogs and cats by spaying, neutering and vaccinating.



Overpopulation of unwanted and ownerless dogs is the direct result of animals left unsterilised in our communities.

Homeless dogs are a threat to the general public due to the risk of rabies. According to the World Health Organization killing homeless dogs cannot provide a long term solution to the problem of rabies

One Female dog can have around 12 puppies an year
In six years, one female dog and her offspring could give
birth to 67,000.
One male dog mates with at least 4 females a season.
One male dog fathers atleast 24 pups a year
One pair of cats could exponentially produce 420,000 kittens in seven



Thus the only humane solution for this problem :

Spay( Sterilise)  and Neuter dogs and cats

Spaying and Neutering

One of the most important health decisions you’ll make for your pet or community dog or cat you may be feeding , is to spay or neuter it. Spaying or sterilising as it is commonly known is a surgical procedure of removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet, while neutering is the removal of the testicles of your male dog

Benefits
Spaying and neutering contributes not only to the  control of  the pet   population  but also it minimizes the spread of rabies among domestic animals. When pet population is controlled, it reduces the number of unwanted pups and kittens which would result in dumping of these innocent animals, thus reducing the suffering of strays.
Spaying and neutering has its own specific  benefits for male and female animals.

Benefits for your female pets

  • They  will live a longer, healthier life.
         Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these
         diseases. Also it would prevent transmission of venereal infection

     
  • Spayed female  cat or dog won't go into heat.
        If a complete hysterectomy is performed , it would prevent the female animal coming into heat  thereby preventing attracting male animals to it. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four
       to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
    Benefits for your male pet
  • Neutering provides health benefits for the  male pet.
         Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male dog or cat  prevents testicular cancer if  done before six months of age. It would also prevent the contraction of venereal diseases.

  • Neutered male dog or cat would not want to roam away from home.

     Male animals tend to go off food, and howl when there is a female animal in heat within 1km radius. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate,  including digging his way under the fence ,
    becoming aggressive and going  in search of a mate. It is during such times, that there is a sharp increase of road accidents of male pets. There is also a tendency for them to get into fights with other
    unknown male animals.


    Thus by neutering your male pet, you would be able to ensure the safety of your pet, as it no longer would want to wander away from home..

 

  • Neutered male will be much better behaved.
        Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families.

 
    Unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering






Considering the above, we appeal to you to sterilize your pets.
Currently AWPA operate two scheme of Steralisation / neutering projects.


1. Programs which steralise/ neuter cats and dogs, catering to 30- 60 animals at each program

 

AWPA SPAYING PROGRAMME   of 2017

MONTH

D/F

D/M

C/F

C/M

TOTAL

(c)- campaign
D/F- dog female,  D/M- dog male
C/F-cat female,   C/M-cat male

 


STATISTICS OF PREVIOUS YEARS SPAYING & NEUTERING PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY AWPA

 

Year

Dogs

Cats

Total

More

2011 ®

559

279

838

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2012 ®

531

183

714

Details

2014 ®

499

268

767

Details

 

Please contact us for assistance should you need any street dog or cat in your neighbourhood  sterilized/ neutered.

We  also  welcome donations towards sponsorship of AWPA spaying programs