Ministry of Agriculture Renews Budget for Street-Cat Spay/Neuter Programs

Shortly before the Supreme Court was due to hear an appeal, to force the Ministry of Education to release for use the government budget for spaying and neutering of street-cats, the Ministry has finally done so. Or at least, it has finally published the directive to the local authorities which carry out these programs, to apply for the funding.

There is surely no doubt that without the appeal to the Supreme Court by animal-rights organizations, the 2016 funding would not have been made available even now.

One good point in this sorry tale of delay is that the same directive also covers the funds for 2017, so that the local authorities will be able to fund their programs for the coming year without the delays seen the last few years.