Created in Marignac, the association “Les Chats de nos Montagnes” has been operating since the summer of 2022 in the town, the surrounding villages of Saint-Béat-Lez, in Barousse and on the edge of Saint-Gaudens. She helps abandoned and stray animals, especially cats. She captures them to sterilize them and prevent their proliferation, socializes them if necessary and finds them a family.
The absence of association in this sector made the situation critical, hence the initiative of a few people sensitive to animal suffering and the problems linked to feline proliferation. As they point out: “to stop the proliferation of cats in the Comminges, sterilization is the only solution. The kittens of feral cats in barns reproduce in turn, quickly invade the surroundings. If in parallel the mother is sterilized , the flow is then stemmed. Ditto for the kittens thrown into the villages or the forests, often kittens of private individuals”. The nearest SPA dispensary being in Toulouse, the association occasionally helps to treat or sterilize the cats of low-income people. In addition, the sterilization of stray cats reduces the nuisance caused by their sexual behavior.
Thus, stray cats are in better health, more inclined to stay in a given area where they can safely render their services as small predators by catching mice and rats. “We need help in this noble cause. Volunteers are welcome, for one-off actions (trapping, transporting animals, locating critical sites, photos, announcements, collecting food, etc.) or as a family. of reception.
Not having a shelter, the association works thanks to the help of volunteers who welcome the animals until they are adopted, from a few days to a few months. She assumes the veterinary expenses until the adoption. We are sorely lacking foster families, which does not allow us to help as many animals as we would like”, explain the volunteers in place. Recognized as being of general interest, the association does not receive subsidies; memberships and donations are therefore very precious to him. Financial donations (tax deductible up to 66%) are used for chipping, vaccinations, care and sterilization. Donations in kind (kibbles, pâtés, litter, medicines, baskets, toys) are also welcome. (they too are eligible for tax deduction) For information: 06 03 97 50 49; [email protected].