For the first time in Riyadh, the Association launched a youth initiative to shelter stray cats with the aim of controlling the number of animals with the aim of reducing their reproduction instead of combating them, in an effort to achieve an environmental balance.
The General Supervisor of the Rahma Society for Animal Welfare in Saudi Arabia, “Badr Al-Tarif,” said in his statement to Al-Arabiya.net that “a feeding platform dedicated to cats has been established, with the aim of spreading the culture of animal welfare, which works to shelter and treat stray cats, as we receive reports of parents’ annoyance about The increasing number of animals, including stray cats, in parks and gardens.
Al-Turaif considered that among the solutions implemented by the Animal Welfare Society are feeding platforms that are based on providing cat food that contributes to enhancing their health, considering that promoting cat health is primarily a promotion of human health.
He added, “We immunize, vaccinate, sterilize, and neuter them when we receive them directly, and the aim is to reduce their numbers, and then re-release them for the health and safety of the animal.”
He pointed out that “the platform is an alternative to feeding cats randomly, which has many drawbacks, while the association launched this initiative to obtain accurate and detailed statistics on the number of animals in the city of Riyadh, and therefore we plan to circulate this idea to all regions of the Kingdom.”