More than half of strays in a Bulgarian city have been neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed.
The programme was carried out by a team of vets, animal catchers and clinical workers.
They started work in Idin in mid-March, finishing 21 days late after having neutered more than 300 strays.
The project was led by Four Paws Bulgaria, the country’s largest animal welfare organisation. They took on the task after learning that there had been a sharp increase in the number of strays in the city in just five years: from 296 to 495.
Team leader Dr Margarita Chankova said: ‘‘Although the results are really good, the neutering should continue because there are a high number of animals coming from neighbouring cities and villages. We hope that the Municipality of Vidin will start working on the root of the problem, namely the uncontrolled breeding and abandonment of animals.”
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