About the project

The Citizens’ Association WagWag and the Animal Welfare Association Vardi have started a project to sterilize 100 stray cats a year. One cat gives birth to about 180 kittens during its lifetime. This will prevent an increase of 18,000 new stray cats. This will prevent an increase of 18,000 new stray cats.

One of the ways to finance the project is by collecting and selling recyclable waste. In cooperation with several companies for waste collection and donations of waste from larger companies, it is planned to raise funds to sterilise as many stray cats as possible.

Problems for animals

Overbreeding leads to shorter life spans, the spread of disease, aggression and the death of more animals on the street. Also, it is impossible for such a large number of animals to find safe homes.

Problem for the volunteers

The community of volunteers, owners and animal lovers, which has over 30,000 members in Banja Luka, has been struggling for years with the lack of funds and resources to help the growing number of stray cats.

Problem for the City

In every modern, urban environment, the death and disease of animals is recognized as a major problem for the entire community. Unfortunately, the competent authorities of the city of Banja Luka have been ignoring this problem for years.


Association WagWag conducts intensive education of users about the importance of sterilization and, through the project itself, educates new volunteers about the efficiency and process of the “Catch-Sterilize-Return” method. In addition to sterilizations, the Association holds regular meetings with a group of volunteers to prepare and solve problems, organize transportation and care for the animals while they recover. The association is in constant contact with partner organizations abroad and with the four best local veterinary clinics that have agreed to cooperate and reduce sterilization prices as a form of support for the project. In cooperation with companies that help the local community, WagWag strives to provide money for sterilising a minimum of 150 cats per year and aims to reach a number of 350 to 400 cats per year.

  • Reducing the population of stray animals
  • Reducing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Longer lifespan
  • Less susceptibility to disease
  • Less likely to be injured in traffic
  • Reduced aggressive behaviour