Only specially made humane cat traps are used for trapping. When endeavouring to trap an entire colony, a lot of cages are needed.
Registered CCCP carers set traps in areas that have colonies of street cats living together. It is important to bait the trap with tasty food to attract the cats.
Not surprisingly, feral cats tend to be "street smart" survivors, and do not allow themselves to be caught too easily!
The temptation of divinely appealing cat food, finally overcomes feline suspiscions and a cat is trapped.
It is stressful for a feral cat to suddenly find itself enclosed in a cage, so as soon as possible the cage is covered to calm the cat down.
When the cat is calm, our registered carers sometimes transfer it to a carrying crate, so that the trap can be reset immediately, in the hope of catching another cat as soon as possible.
The CCCP desexing "waiting room" at SPCA is where dedicated carers leave their trapped cats overnight to be desexed, at no charge, the next day.
A Registered Carer, in the Cat Colony Care "waiting room", fills out the necessary paperwork for a cat that she has bought in for desexing.
5 days a week, every week, SPCA desexes street cats. Approximately 500 - 600 cats are desexed every month.
The cats also undergo a veterinary health check including: de-worming, micro chipping, vaccinations, ear mite and flea treatment.
The following day, Registered Carers stream into SPCA to collect their newly desexed cats, and at their own expense, transport them back to the their respective colonies by van.
Making sure that a CCCP cat is secure in its cage as it is loaded into the van by a committed Registered Carer and an independent volunteer - theirs truly is a labour of love for street cats.
Feeding 1,000's of CCCP cats everyday is a huge work of dedication. It is important that Registered Carers ensure that they clean up any mess after the cats finish eating.
Our Registered Carers keep a watchful eye on the many colonies - but the cats also keep a watchful eye on food preparations!
Everyday, rain or shine, our Registered Carers make their rounds, feeding, caring and monitoring cat colonies across HK. They keep an eye out for any sick cats and trap new cats that need desexing.