Capture-Sterilization-Release-Maintenance (CSRM) Program in Gatineau

The SPCA de l'Outaouais is pleased to implement a Capture-Sterilization-Release-Maintenance program for the management of feral cat populations on the territory of the City of Gatineau and in accordance with the municipal by-law in force.

What is a CSRM program?
A Capture-Sterilization-Release-Maintenance program goes through five steps:

    1. Identification and census of feral cat colonies;
    2. Capture of feral cats by our partners in the field and under the direction of the SPCA de l'Outaouais;
    3. Spaying and neutering by a veterinarian from the SPCA de l’Outaouais, as well as vaccinations and deworming, microchipping and left ear trimming, an international standard for identifying spayed and neutered cats;
    4. The release of the animal when deemed fit to return to its environment by the veterinarian of the SPCA de l'Outaouais, so that it can rejoin its colony;
    5. The maintenance of the conditions, with the collaboration of the partners in the field who will ensure monitoring of the community cats in their sector.
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