As a small charity we are totally reliant on the kindness and generosity of others, and all contributions, however large or small, are important. Cat Protection Pollensa is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, working from home and in their spare time.
Please consider donating to us to help us fund our work. Food donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Bellavista Hotel, Carrer de les Monges, 14 in Puerto Pollensa. Please contact us for information on volunteering.
TRAP, NEUTER, RETURN PROGRAMME
Our main strategy is to support neutering of colonies of stray cats to reduce breeding. Trap, neuter and return (TNR) is now recognised to be the only humane, effective method of reducing a stray cat population. Over time TNR will greatly reduce cat numbers, providing it is carried out on an organised basis several times a year.
If you feel you would like to be involved in this programme or if you are a qualified vet and can help with neutering we would love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOSTERING AND ADOPTION
Newly born kittens are regularly dumped in rubbish bins, and sometimes their mum is left too. We do our best to take them to our small network of fosterers if they need care and attention and then look to find them loving homes once they are old enough. We have limited resources and desperately need more volunteers to assist with this.
You can adopt a cat from Cat Protection Pollensa to either stay on the island or go to a new home abroad. With the European Pet Passport system in place, it is much easier to transport animals to your home. This is an amazingly worthwhile experience too. Further details can be found on our 'Found a cat or kitten?' page.
Newly born kittens are regularly dumped in rubbish bins and unbelievably many cats are found poisoned. We would like to put an end to this barbaric situation by educating the local community to stop this cruelty. Killing or removing cats does not resolve the situation because of the phenomenon called the 'vacuum effect'. When cats are removed from a location, survivors of the catch and kill effort together with new cats move in and breed to capacity. The only proven way to control the situation is by neutering to reduce the numbers.
We see this programme as a community project that will benefit everyone. Pollensa is struggling with stray, abandoned and feral cats. The majority of them are born in the spring and summer and survive through the kindness of tourists who feed them. At the end of the summer season the tourists leave, and some cats survive through the kindness of local residents. However, many die of starvation or being poisoned. Cats are often viewed as a nuisance and many people believe poisoning is the solution. Cat Protection Pollensa is wanting to raise awareness of the Trap, Neuter, Return programme to help reduce the feral population in and around Pollensa which will provide a solution that works for everyone.