In February, BFAB celebrated World Spay Day and Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the positive changes which BFAB has brought to the environment of Bermuda.
Why World Spay Day
Millions of animals suffer worldwide. In Bermuda, BFAB has been the only organization to use Trap/Neuter/Return, which is a humane, ethically and environmentally sound way to control the cat population.
Preventing litters reduces the number of animals for whom resources are not available, and so we ask you to neuter your animals now.
Most people support spay/neuter, but affordable services are out of reach for many pet owners, and funding is always needed for unneutered cats who have no caregiver.
You can make a difference by helping to fund neutering through BFAB's TNR programme and join the activities on its Events Page to raise awareness of available services and the urgent need to neuter cats in Bermuda. Do your part to stop the cycle.
FEBRUARY IS SPAY/NEUTER AWARENESS MONTH.
Bermuda without BFAB
- No humane management of feral cat population in Bermuda
- Unchecked growth of feral cat population
- Threat of disease and injury to pet cats
- Random euthanization of cats, possibly including pet cats
- Aggressive behaviour of feral cats that have not been fixed
- Starving population of feral cats filtering into residential areas raiding uncovered dumpsters for food supply
- Unattractive emaciated cats in large numbers will reflect poorly on Bermuda and its reputation as a civilized vacation destination.
- BFAB is the ONLY organization in Bermuda actively controlling the Island's feral cat population through humane methods. Cessation of its work would have dire consequences and its trap/test/neuter/release programme should continue; it is the Island's only control mechanism.
- BFAB is not operating in isolation from the rest of the world, but following well-established scientific findings and operational methods surrounding the territoriality of cats, which have concluded that culling is not an effective means of controlling these populations.