Saudi Arabia simply abounds with hundreds if not thousands of stray cats when you think of the Kingdom as a whole. And finally there is a very noble organization in Saudi , Saudi Paws, which is taking proactive action towards not only bringing attention to these cats but getting the word out that these cats are creatures deserving of loving homes.
First of all a group of volunteers, which includes dedicated veterinarians and cat lovers, have networked throughout the Kingdom to spread awareness of the need for the TNR (trap, neuter, return) of Saudi street cats. This process makes a significant difference in decreasing the stray cat population in Saudi. In essence stray cats are trapped which usually involves placing food inside a cat carrier. The stray cat is usually always hungry and will enter the carrier to eat. As it eats, the carrier door gets closed effectively trapping the cat inside the carrier. At that point the cat can be taken to a vet where it is either neutered or spayed and receive other immunizations at that time too such as rabies, Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia. After the procedures are completed the cat is returned back to its “home turf” where it is then released.
While taking measures to decrease the Saudi stray cat population is important, perhaps even more essential is finding individuals who are willing to adopt a Saudi cat. The Saudi cats are distinctive with their narrow delicate face and long thin tail. I have personally experienced that if they are fed regularly they eventually start to relax their guard and like any creature come to enjoy being loved. Many of the cats saved by Saudi Paws volunteers are now in need of a loving home. If you would be interested in adopting a cat from Saudi Arabia you can contact Saudi paws via their email: firstname.lastname@example.org.