Cat facility to be developed in Malé

Stray kitten on Malé road | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Malé City Mayor Dr Mohamed Muizzu said that a facility specialised for cats will soon be built in Malé City to bring a solution to the cat problem currently faced in Malé.

Speaking at the Malé City Council press conference, Mayor Muizzu said that discussions are underway with the relevant authorities in order to find a permanent solution to the cat problem faced in Malé at present. However, the council has not specified a certain location for the facility to be developed.

Mayor Muizzu said that the cats abandoned on the roads of Malé and Hulhumalé need to be cared for in a humane way and that work for the project has already started. He said discussions are ongoing with Housing Development Corporation (HDC) with the help of the work done by the previous council.

Work is to commence [on 9 June] to develop a facility that will help to deal with the abandoned cats on Malé roads in the most humane way possible.

Mayor of Malé City Dr Mohamed Muizzu

The problem of abandoned cats are faced by citizens of not only Malé but also by Hulhumalé and Villimalé. The City Council is working to find a solution at the earliest.