What Do We Do?

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When we are informed of the presence of stray cats in the Haute Tinée, we come and capture them and have them spayed/neutered. In the case of kittens, we capture them then keep them for taming and eventual adoption.

The association “Les Chats du Mercantour” has become quite well known to communities throughout the valleys for its effectiveness in the control of stray cat populations.  In certain cases, in corroboration with local authorities, we bring our services to other mountain municipalities as well.

Capture & Sterilization Campaign UnderwayIn order to capture stray cats we are equipped with special traps which let us capture the animals without harming them.  The cat is then taken to the veterinarian who proceeds with its sterilization.  After the operation it is then released at the same place it was captured.  Sterilized cats are identified by the small notch on its ear made by the veterinarian.

When we are notified of a litter of stray kittens, we capture the ones that are too young to be sterilized, treat them for parasites and illness, tame them and find them an adoptive family.  These adoptions are followed by the association to be sure the animal has a good home and is sterilized when the time comes.

“It’s too complicated to take my cat to the vet to have him sterilized, I have neither a car nor a carrying cage.”

Contact us and we will help you find a solution best adapted to your needs.  We can lend you a carrying cage, or a trap in the case of a difficult cat, and, in certain cases, we can even organize the transport of your cat from the Haute Tinée to the veterinary clinic.

“I would like to have my cat sterilized but I can’t afford it.”

Under certain conditions, you can benefit from a special price given to our association by the veterinarians who work with us.  In certain cases the association will pay for the sterilization.  Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will look into your request.



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Non-Profit Association

Les Chats du Mercantour (N° 0062027452) is a non-profit association (loi 1901) registered at the Alpes Maritimes préfecture on 24th October 2006.