International Animal Rescue, Goa

Animal Sterilisation

Animal Sterilisation

Our vets are constantly busy performing sterilisation operations
Our vets are constantly busy performing sterilisation operations

At IAR Goa we firmly believe that sterilisation is one of the most vital aspects of our work as it is only by humanely reducing the stray animal population that the suffering can be decreased. We aim to sterilise a minimum of two hundred street dogs and a hundred homeless cats a month. We also sterilise owner animals and ask for a small contribution which would be much lower than the amount that would be charged if the owner attended a private vet. Needless to say, if someone cannot afford to give a donation, we sterilise the animal free of charge.

The fact that since we started work we have sterilised over 30,000 animals is an indication of the amount of suffering we have reduced. Just imagine the number of unwanted puppies and kittens we have prevented from being born that would have had a short miserable life and have had died slowly in dreadful circumstances.

Another massive benefit is that sterilised male dogs do not fight over mating with bitches. As a result of these fights dogs all too often are injured with the wounds quickly becoming infested with maggots that slowly eat away at the animal. We frequently see horrors of this kind. As a result of our sterilisation campaign thankfully these horrors are seen less often.

It is also a fact that a sterilised animal is a happier, healthier animal. The simple reason for this is that, what little food is available, is used to maintain the animal in good health rather than trying to also feed litter after litter of puppies or kittens. Fewer animals on the street means they do not need to compete over the little food that is available to them.

    • Year
    • Dogs Sterilised
    • Cats Sterilised
    • 2013
    • 2307
    • 1024
    • 2012
    • 1958
    • 1039
    • 2011
    • 2065
    • 926
    • 2010
    • 2094
    • 957
    • 2009
    • 2393
    • 945
    • 2008
    • 1651
    • 726
    • 2007
    • 2196
    • 807
    • 2006
    • 1884
    • 742
    • 2005
    • 2434
    • 877
    • 2004
    • 2319
    • 988
    • 2003
    • 1677
    • 811
    • 2002
    • 1900
    • 627
    • 2001
    • 1404
    • 362
    • 2000
    • 1340
    • 0
    • 1999
    • 871
    • 0
    • 1998
    • 953
    • 0
    • 1997
    • 201
    • 0
    • Total
    • 29647
    • 10831