As much as many people love cats, there’s always an over-abundance of cats compared to people willing to take them in and care for them. That’s why animal shelters get overwhelmed by stray cats that can’t find good homes.

To reduce this problem of over population, Belgium is the first nation to require mandatory sterilizing of cats after six months. The goal is to reduce the cat population to a reasonable level so every cat can find a good home and animal shelters don’t get overwhelmed.

Whether this law works or not remains to be seen, but if more people would sterilize their cats and care for more of them, then the current population fo cats could live happier lives and make their owners happy as well.

To read more about Belgium requiring mandatory sterilization of cats, click here.

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