She seemed so very small to go through the ordeal of spaying - still very much a Kitten - and yet at 3 months, now at risk of being pursued by Tom Cats and producing a litter of her own kittens.- I was not at all concerned about the ethics involved, but purely because here is one very special little Lady - cared about by so many.
I need not have worried - Lady predictably charmed everybody at the Veterinary surgery, enjoyed an overnight stay whilst she ' healed', and was once again racing around the gallery, meeting and greeting visitors within minutes of her arrival back in Kouklia. - Lots of well earned treats and a very neat 'op' scar on her tum. ( see picture)
Lady is another success story for the TNR programme and Mandrays Fund. As a team we have found ways to protect her until the time came to release her from the perils of Village Cat parenthood through the Spaying operation, and adding to the control of numbers of feral cats in the village. - below are some surprising facts -
The average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year is 3.
The average number of kittens in a feline litter is 4–6.
In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats. - just imagine!
So congrats to Lady, and her Team, to those who donated toward her ' op' the Paphos Vets and Mandrays Fund - on yet another success story.