Request a Mass Sterilisation Day

What is mass sterilisation?

Mass sterilisation is any sterilisation day for 15-25 animals (not just for your personally owned animals). If you are seeking sterilisation for animals in your local area, village, a beach or markets or owned by others etc this is considered mass sterilisation and we must obtain written approval from the Indonesian Government Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (DINAS).

Who can we help?

Bali Pet Crusaders and our sister organisation Yayasan Seva Bhuana focus on the sterilisation (spay and neuter) of local (indigenous to Bali) dogs and cats and cannot assist with the sterilisation of western breed dogs or cats or those predominantly western. Dogs and cats must be a minimum of 5 months old to be sterilised under our project. We are a very small charity and our highly subsidised project is limited to stray and rescued local Bali dogs and cats and those owned by the poorer community on a low income who cannot afford to take their pet to a vet.

What is the application procedure for a mass sterilisation day?

If you are considering arranging a mass sterilisation day, the following outlines the steps you need to take:

  1. LOCATION:  Sterilisation days must be conducted in suitable village facilities such as the banjar building with adequate shelter, roof covering, toilet, running water and access for our mobile sterilisation unit to drive and park. Please consider that our equipment is extremely heavy and excessive steps to a location is not appropriate.
  2. COST: As the organisor of the sterilisation day you are responsible for funding the total number of animals sterilised. Unfortunately, as a very small charity we cannot provide free sterilisation and all sterilisations need to be sponsored. Our vets perform surgical sterilisation which is permanent, and we ask a donation of $22AUD or rp220,000 per sterilisation. This supports the cost of veterinary supplies and medication only and by no means covers the full cost. If you are planning on sterilising 30 dogs and cats for example, the cost will be $660AUD or rp6,600,000.00. It is your responsibility as the organiser and sponsor to cover these costs. We suggest that you ask the owners of the animals you wish to sterilise contribute towards the cost of sterilisation.
  3. POST OPERATIVE CARE: As the organiser/sponsor of the sterilisation day, you will be personally responsible for ensuring that all stray animals sterilised receive the prescribed 5 days post operative medication dispensed by our vets. Owners will be required to manage their own pets post operative medication. Medication is essential to relieve pain and combat infection and is to be given twice per day per animal. You will also be responsible for monitoring the strays to ensure that they do not remove their absorbable sutures, open their surgery incision sight or become infected.
  4. BANJAR APPROVAL:  Contact the Kelian Banjar/Village Head to discuss your plan to arrange a sterilisation day in the village.  You need the permission of the head of your village to conduct any activity in your village.  If the head of the village gives their verbal permission that you can now continue the request process at step 2. If they do not give their permission we will not be able to sterilise in the village.
  5. ENGAGING THE VILLAGE:  Speak to the villagers to ascertain who would like to have their dog or cat sterilised. You MUST have the owners permission to have an animal sterilised. Please note that just because a dog or cat is free roaming it does not mean it is not owned and you must make the appropriate enquiries to find out if the dog or cat indeed does have an owner.
  6. CREATING A LIST OF ANIMALS FOR STERILISATION:  Create a list of animals that you would like to get sterilised and that the owners have agreed to sterilise. This list must include the owners name, contact number, address, dog or cats name, sex and age for every animal. You will use this information later in the process to complete a request form with the owners. The maximum number of animals that we can schedule for sterilisation in one day is strictly 30.
  7. FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE BANJAR:  Once again contact the head of the village to discuss how many animals you would like to help sterilise and for whom. It is essential to keep the lines of communication open at all times. You will need to seek approval from the village head for use of a community building such as the banjar so that we have a suitable place to set up for sterilisation. If the head of the village gives their verbal permission to hosting a sterilisation day for the village, please continue to step 6.
  8. BALI PET CRUSADERS DOCUMENTATION:  Go to our website at www.balipetcrusaders.org/mass_sterilisation_day and complete the request form. Please ensure you complete all the information required on the form and then press ‘submit’.  You will receive an automatic response that we have received your request.
  9. Your request be assessed, and we will contact you within 5 business days to advise if we can assist you. If we can assist you, be prepared to wait up to 4 months for an available schedule date as we are booked well in advance.
  10. We will email you a signed letter of introduction from our head vet detailing our activity and the scheduled date which you will need to take to the village head for their consideration and approval. Once approved by your village head, please email this letter to us at [email protected]
  11. Once we receive the approval from the head of your banjar, we will approach the Department of Agriculture with your banjars letter of approval seeking a permit to conduct a sterilisation day. This process can take many weeks to months to obtain written and stamped approval to conduct a sterilisation day at the banjar on the designated date.
  12. On receipt of the written permit from the Department of Agriculture, we will continue to confirm the arrangements for your sterilisation day.

What do you need to prepare for the scheduled sterilisation day?

  1. You will need to download the ‘Information Flyer’ from our website at: www.balipetcrusaders.org/information_flyer and disseminate the flyer in your village.
  2. We will email you the formal ‘Sterilisation Application Form’ for you to print. One form is to be completed for each dog or cat to be sterilised. These forms MUST be completed and signed by the owner of the dog or cat and if the animal is a stray then the form is to be completed by you. Please note that the animals must be local Bali dogs and cats and a minimum age of 5 months.
  3. Check the location for sterilisation to ensure that it meets our requirements for sterilisation and confirm with us that it is suitable.
  4. Check the village calender to ensure that the scheduled day is not a day of ceremony.
  5. Every owner is to accompany their dog or cat to the sterilisation day and are responsible for the handling and care of their pet prior to and after surgery.  Animals become extremely stressed when their owners are not present and handling them and this may cause increased heart rate and temperature. We cannot sterilise a dog or cat if their owner is not present at sterilisation and has not completed the Sterilisation Application Form.
  6. Dogs and cats need to be in a healthy condition and not suffering from any injury or illness.