Here’s some basic information about Montenegro and its feral cats.
Montenegro is the country which is opposite Italy, across the Adriatic sea. Montenegro used to be a part Yugoslavia, then a part of one country called Serbia and Montenegro. In 2006 Montenegro became an independent state.
Now Montenegro has a dream to enter the European Union. What does it mean for street animals? Well, Montenegro now has to meet some rules, for example, it must build a shelter for street animals in all of its regions.
Right now the situation has progressed to three shelters around the whole country, and all of them are for dogs only.
Although many people here are kind to street animals, try to feed them and do not harm them, there are also those who do the opposite. Sometimes street animals are taken to new homes, but it’s also quite rare.
Thus, local streets are full of stray and feral cats and dogs. I have neither power nor skill to care about stray dogs, but I’m able to provide some help to street cats and kittens. I hope I’ll always be able to provide food for them, but my abilities to provide veterinary care for them are very restricted. Basically, I’m trying to vaccinate some of them and clean them from parasites and other insects. I also organized one major operation and some follow-up treatment for one awesome kitten who is right now fine.
Any money I’ll manage to get from selling Usyaka products will go to help those cats.
Here are some of the local prices:
1) It costs 2,5 euros to feed 10 cats daily.
2) Flea drops cost 7 euros.
3) Rabies vaccine costs 5 euros.
4) A vaccine against three main cat viruses costs 24 euros.
5) Basic vet checkup costs 10 euros.