Male’ City Council has rejected a proposal to neuter 1,000 stray cats in the city after it was deemed too costly.
The proposal was made in an effort to control the large number of stray cats in Male and was planned to be implemented over a period of three months. The council estimated that the initiative would cost over MVR 1.6 million to neuter and temporarily shelter the cats.
However, the high costs involved led to the proposal being rejected, and further discussions will be held to find a more cost-effective solution to the problem of stray cats in the city. Despite this setback, the issue of controlling the stray cat population remains a pressing concern for the council.
Stray cats have been a problem in Male’ city for many years, with a large number of cats roaming the streets. The proposed initiative aimed to tackle this problem by reducing the number of cats through neutering and temporary sheltering.