Street Cats of Vis : Helping People Help Cats

Street cats face many dangers, mostly from humans. Road accidents and intentional harm (drowning, dumping, poisoning, shooting cats with air rifles…) take the lives of many cats and kittens each year.

Fighting with other cats for mates and resources can lead to abscesses, which can become infected and endanger the cat’s health. Street cats can also carry and transmit disease (feline herpesvirus, intestinal worms, feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline aids (FIV) ), which, if left untreated, can cause serious problems or even death.

Keeping the street cat population under control through sterilizing is the best way to keep existing cats healthy. With less competition for resources and more cat caretakers watching out for them, street cats can live happy and relatively long lives. 

If you see a street cat in need of help, send us a picture at or on social media, and we’ll try to help you help that cat.

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