Gatos y Amigos

by Michele
(Estepona)

Gatos y Amigos

Gatos y Amigos

GATOS Y AMIGOS is a new association run by volunteers to help the cats around Estepona.


How? TNR: trap, neuter, release.

We go to places where people find stray cats and trap them. Our aim is to control the reproduction of the cats by neutering them. Most vets are helpful as they understand the problem of the overpopulation.

If the cats are left to themselves they multiply rapidly which can upset people who then start being cruel.

We find, among the feral ones,abandoned cats who have been thrown out by their owners; those pose the biggest problem as it is impossible to release them in the streets as they are in grave danger. As we do not have a sanctuary/place/refuge for them we try to get them adopted but with great difficulties.

We need help from people who feel for the cats by giving a hand with transport, trapping, feeding etc.

If this is your case please contact us on: Michèle 634 344 015; Laura 620 372 034 or gatos_y_amigos@yahoo.com

Thank you very much.

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Oct 02, 2018
Stray cats
by: Anonymous

Please can you help a young cat with 4 kittens hiding somewhere in my land before they get to old and more babies arrive. I live in Estepona on the Padron and need someone to catch them and take them to be seen too

Jun 15, 2018
I have 2 cats and a dog LOVE them.....
by: France Hyman

moving soon to your area and I am very concern about my fury friends..... how is the population towards cats ? can they still live happy with me in this new country ? please give me some infos......
Thanks France.

Apr 26, 2014
Family of cats
by: Anonymous

Hi, we have an apartment just outside of Marbella and on visiting from England for the summer we have come across 7/8 stray cats. 2 big boys who have clearly been fighting and what looks like 5 younger cats 2 of which are pregnant and can only be 5/6 months old. We have fed and watered them all and will continue to do so but would ideally like to get them neutered/ spayed. The problem we have is that financially this is perhaps not possible for us but wanted to know the options on how to help or if there are any charity's that would do this?

Hopefully you can help as you seem to know what your doing and are doing good work.

Thanks.

Charlotte

Apr 26, 2014
Family of cats
by: Anonymous

Hi, we have an apartment just outside of Marbella and on visiting from England for the summer we have come across 7/8 stray cats. 2 big boys who have clearly been fighting and what looks like 5 younger cats 2 of which are pregnant and can only be 5/6 months old. We have fed and watered them all and will continue to do so but would ideally like to get them neutered/ spayed. The problem we have is that financially this is perhaps not possible for us but wanted to know the options on how to help or if there are any charity's that would do this?

Hopefully you can help as you seem to know what your doing and are doing good work.

Thanks.

Charlotte

Aug 09, 2013
kittens
by: Michèle

Femke,
You have to wait till the kittens are 5/6 months old.
However the mother should be caught now to be sterilised before it's too late.
Where do you live? Call me on 952 808 439
Speak to you soon,M

Aug 04, 2013
Update
by: Pam

We are two lucky cats, me Shelley, and Chico. We were living wild in the streets of Estepona when we were trapped to be neutered; but when the vet realised we were house cats,probably abandoned by our families and thrown into the streets, she looked for a home for us.I must say I was not too pleased about going back to the street;it's full of wild cats,nasty people and dodgy dogs.

Lo and behold a nice old lady called saying she would like to foster cats as she cannot afford vet bills;so we were taken to her and as you can see we are treated like kings;she spoils us and we really love her;what a difference !!!!I recommend this fostering idea,it's great for us and for the fosterers as the commitment is temporary and light.

Chico and I are so fortunate to have found her, mind you we keep her company too and we see to the vermin around....

Look at us in the cages:don't we look a picture of sadness !!!!

Here we are now in our home.What a difference !! Don't we look a picture of happiness and contentment !!!!!

Thank you, Pam.


Jul 06, 2013
answer to femke
by: Anonymous

Femke,
Please call me and we'll discuss your problem.Michèle

Jun 18, 2013
stray cats
by: Femke

I am feeding about 12 cats at the moment. Most of them are castraited, however one has had kittens about 1 month ago.
The little ones are sort of living in my garden. When should I trap them to castrate? And do you think I should look for a home or are these ''wild'' cats likely never to become social?

Thank you and keep up the good work.

Regards,
Femke

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