In order to stabilize the street cat population, female and male cats need to be sterilized / castrated. While many people believe that castration is not important, it most certainly is. Male cats have a very large territory, so castration not only helps with population control, but also reduces nuisance behaviour such as spraying, yowling and fighting with other cats, which can lead to injuries. Overpopulation and nuisance behaviors also cause conflict with people in the community and reinforce the perception of street cats as pests, which in turn leads to poisoning, dumping and other cruelties.
Street Cats of Vis wants to help stop this cycle and stabilize the cat population on the island. The town of Vis is now funding street cat sterilization, so if you know of a cat who needs to be sterilized, please contact us.