Animal welfare is on the international agenda today. In Sweden the 2015 theme is help for homeless animals, especially cats. The problem of dumped and homeless cats is getting out of control. App. 30 000 cats are held in shelters right now, waiting to get adopted. And app. 100 000 are still homeless, suffering from famine, cold weather and untreated injuries. At the same time Sweden’s got an almost non-existing problem with dogs. In Sweden dogs are expensive to buy and kept as family pets, they are registered and the owner pay tax. Most dogs also have a veterinary insurance. Cats don’t have the same status and it is time for a change! Support Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) by signing their petition claiming:
a mandatory neutering for cats that are allowed to move outdoors
a requirement that cats should be marked and registered
a clear prohibition in the Animal Welfare Act against abandoning animals
S*Tirnanog Russian Blue Ocean aka Ossie! Photo copyright Johan Sellén.