I’m afraid that one day the shelter will no longer be able to function and will be forced to close
What Jonathan fears the most is cohabitation: “When you have all these cats living in a small space, tensions rise. Then there is also the risk of illness to which we must remain vigilant. Since there are many animals, they break out and spread faster. At the end of July, the SPA of 47 notably experienced an episode of typhus. A mother and her kitten are currently in solitary confinement. To put an end to this situation, the vice-president hopes to quickly find foster families.
Lack of sterilization
For Christine Salane, president of the Brax animal shelter, “the problem is above all the cats that stay outside the structure, those that we refuse because we have more room. There is a lack of sterilization of these cats, which reproduce anyhow. »
Christine also points the finger at feral cats, the number of which intensifies every year at the same time: “We cannot take them because they are not sociable and cannot be adopted. This leaves the door open to untimely reproduction and all the worries that ensue, such as malnutrition or disease. »
Same observation for Jonathan Gadiffert, according to whom the situation is also becoming critical for the shelters themselves: “At SPA 47, it is increasingly difficult to manage financially. We function mainly thanks to donations and the situation becomes complex because we are solicited from all sides. I’m pretty defeatist. I’m afraid that one day, the refuge will no longer be able to function and will be forced to close. »