Thanks for highlighting the problem in Geneva. Hopefully these kittens, and older cats, will find homes.
There have been articles from several animal protection groups published recently pointing out that while castration of outdoor cats is not mandatory there is indeed a provision in the TSchV that requires an owner to prevent uncontrolled breeding. So essentially those who allow their uncastrated cats to roam could find themselves in trouble.
(That is, if the local authorities can be bothered to enforce the law... But the disappointing animal welfare record of many of our communes is perhaps a subject for another thread...)
It is estimated that there are between 100,000 and 300,000 stray and feral cats in Switzerland. Many are sick, starved, and die an awful death, simply because there is no place for them. Too many are born, often because owners can't be bothered to look after outdoor cats properly. 'Looking after a cat properly' includes preventing unwanted kittens.
It is imperative that cat owners start to take responsibility for the population explosion, and more importantly take responsibility for the lives they allow to be created.
An article from the Tier Im Recht foundation highlights the problem, with a link to their flyer, 'Kastriern Statt Toten' (Castration irather than killing): http://www.tierimrecht.org/de/news/2...ngerkatzen.php
Paws crossed that responsible homes can be found. Again, thanks for bring this up, Patsycat.