QuestionsCategory: Character & MoralsIs it allowed to spay/neuter stray cats, along with the cats receiving a tattoo and ear notch?
Hina asked 2 years ago

Assalamu Alaikum,
There are many stray/feral cats outside of our house that keep multiplying very quickly and we cannot adequately feed them. 

  1. Is it allowed to spay/neuter these cats if it is a necessity? They will suffer otherwise and it is becoming a hassle in our neighborhood.
  2. Moreover, the local non-profit organizations, after they spay/neuter the cat, might tattoo a small line on the cat and they might cut the tip of the ear. They do this to indicate that it has been spayed/neutered. I cannot seem to spay/neuter them without them doing this. Is this not allowed because it is changing the natural look of the cat? There should be no pain associated with these operations since they should be asleep. Again, these cats are multiplying very quickly and it is becoming troublesome to the neighborhood.

Thank you