Above is the beautiful island of Aitutaki, surrounded by it’s 19 sq miles of lagoon and islets (called motu). It has been rated as the “most beautiful lagoon in the world” by Lonely Planet. Beautiful, remote, peaceful with extraordinarily friendly and sweet people.
And cats. Heaps of cats. There are no natural predators for the cats of Aitutaki, and no consistent veterinary care so after at least a century of multiplying, there is a bit of an over population problem.
Aitutaki Community Cat Program has successfully treated, spayed, or neutered over 328 cats in three veterinary trips since Feb 2018.
BIG NEWS!!!!! ACCP and Aitutaki Community Animal Rescue have teamed up and we now have a New Zealand vet team on Aitutaki from May 24-29! Te Are Manu has also sent their vet and vet nurse to assist. Our goal is to desex 200 cats in the week alotted.
IT HAS TAKEN 8 MONTHS TO COORDINATE THIS TREK, 4 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AND A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE! BUT IT’S ALL GOOD!