The CSRM Program makes it possible to sterilize stray cats belonging to colonies which some citizens take care of.
The CSRM Program aims to capture, examine, vaccinate and sterilize stray cats from within their colonies. After examination, if they are healthy enough, the cat is then released into their original location and are maintained thanks to the support of volunteer citizens called “Colony Guardians”. These guardians, along with the help and support of the shelter, then provide food and protection to these cats allowing them to continue to live within their colony.
Developed in many cities and countries around the world, including the United States, the CSRM Program is one of the most efficient ways to combat stray cat reproduction. Unsterilized cats reproduce very quickly and thus contribute to creating several problems within the community such as being a nuisance for the neighborhood (territorial marking, cat fights, cat in heat) along with cats developing diseases, being undernourished, and increasing the birthrate leading to unwanted kittens being abandoned in refuges, etc.
The CSRM Program allows cats to live in their natural environment with the benefit of food provision and protection.