Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with American Cornel Overfield and the volunteer organization Dobrie Ruki has successfully completed the “Cat House” project. The closing ceremony of this noteworthy initiative took place at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with the participation of project partners and students.
Professor Dr. İsmail Şen, the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, highlighted that the primary objective of the project was to address the issues of stray cats control, rehabilitation, and adoption. Prof. Dr. Şen proudly announced that they achieved a groundbreaking milestone in Kyrgyzstan by sterilizing 150 stray cats within a short timeframe. He emphasized that approximately 30 students gained valuable experience throughout the entire process, from preparation to execution and post-operation care.
American Cornel Overfield underscored the crucial role of sterilization in curbing the uncontrolled proliferation of stray animals. Overfield expressed the importance of supporting initiatives that aim to reduce the population of stray animals and facilitate their rehabilitation. He also mentioned that, as part of the project, 32 cat houses were constructed and strategically placed in different areas of Bishkek, providing comfortable shelter for cats during the winter months.
The commitment of Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to social responsibility was emphasized during the event, aligning with their slogan, “More Than Just a University!” The "Cat House" project served as a tangible example of the university's dedication to raising awareness and promoting consciousness about animal rights, showcasing their ongoing efforts to contribute positively to society.
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