Project 1: Funding for Spaying & Neutering Initiative

By The Simba-Kai Foundation - May 30, 2023

Who are we?
The Simba-Kai Foundation is a registered NPO in Trinidad and Tobago. Our mission is to
create a society where responsible pet ownership is valued, the stray animal population is
significantly reduced, and the well-being of animals is prioritized.
Over the past five years, Trinidad and Tobago has faced a persistent issue of an
overwhelming surplus of stray cats and dogs. This surplus has led to overcrowded animal
shelters, forcing them to resort to euthanasia, turn away animals, and constantly seek
donations to feed the large number of animals under their care. Additionally, citizens who
are determined to help are facing the heart-wrenching decision of spending a significant
portion of their monthly incomes, sometimes up to 80% or even 95%, on rescuing stray
animals. Compounding this unfortunate situation is the regrettable reality that some
citizens are forced to abandon kittens and puppies because their pet or a stray animal gave
birth on their property. Moreover, many stray animals, desperate for survival, enter the
homes of unwelcoming citizens, causing property damage and leaving behind a mess. Not
all citizens are open to embracing these animals. This cycle of challenges will persist until
effective measures are put in place to regulate the stray population and manage pet
ownership. Our foundation is committed to breaking this cycle.

How will we do it?
Through a variety of projects, we are tackling the stray population head on. First and
foremost, we will continue our field work, where we actively trap, neuter/spay, and release
as many animals as possible. Additionally, we are conducting extensive research on the
current issue, preparing informative materials and presentations to educate the public on
combating animal suffering at its core. Lastly, we will collaborate with relevant authorities
to propose cost-effective and practical solutions, such as policies, guidelines, and legislative
changes, to ultimately address the issue at its core and eliminate strays from the streets of
Trinidad and Tobago.

Our goal?
Long term, we envision a nation with regulated pet ownership that includes a pet
registration system, mandatory spay/neuter laws, stricter animal protection measures, and
a society that fosters a healthy relationship between citizens and the animals.

Short term, our objectives are to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets,
minimize property damage and annoyance caused by strays, provide shelters with the
opportunity to regain stability, and end the daily suffering of countless kittens and puppies
resulting from unwanted births.

Project 1 - TNR (Trap-Neuter/Spay-Release) in the Field
We are seeking funding to continue our crucial field work of spaying and neutering cats and
dogs. This project will run alongside our other initiatives mentioned above. While we
recognize that we cannot spay/neuter and release animals as quickly as they reproduce, it is
crucial to note that a pair of unaltered cats and dogs, along with their offspring, can produce
approximately 5,000 kittens and 500 puppies respectively over a seven-year period.
Therefore, every spay/neuter procedure we perform has a significant impact.
We kindly request your support through donations to sustain our field work. Currently, we
have secured the following rates for spaying/neutering:

Cats Spay: $400-$450
Cats Neuter: $350
Dogs Spay: $550-$600
Dogs Neuter: $450-$500

We will provide ongoing updates on all our social media platforms regarding the animals we
trap, neuter/spay, and release.

Your Contribution Matters:
Any contribution you make will be greatly valued and will make a meaningful impact on the
lives of these animals.

We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of transparency to foster a relationship
of mutual trust between our foundation and all our supporters. Upon request, we will
provide receipts for all spay/neuter procedures.
Thank you for consideration and support.

We also welcome all volunteers to assist with trapping and transporting the animals.
If you would like to join our team, please reach out!

Click the link to - Donate to Project 1

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