The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters for lack of a loving home.
Mumbai is home to millions of street dogs. AMTM was set up to help improve the welfare of stray & abandoned dogs in Mumbai by addressing the main source of all problems — overpopulation. The only ethical and the most effective way of managing a street dog population is through mass spay/ neuter prog ram mes. AMTM has sterilized and vaccinated over 9200 + dogs and cats so far.
Dogs and cats are brought in by the public as well as by our Animal rescue team & volunteers. In 2016 the mass spay / neuter programme had been expanded to Mumbai Suburban which is home to an estimated 10 lakh street dogs.
Spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed animal surgeries. Most animals experience rel-atively little discomfort (anaesthesia is used during surgery, and pain medication is generally given after-ward) and are back to their normal activities within a day or two.
Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Altered animals are less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and feline leukaemia that are spread through bodily fluids.