There seems to be hundreds of them, in fact, one estimate says that there are currently around two million cats in Israel and this could increase to around eight million in just a few years (that would make the cat population equal to the human population!). … In general, Israelis like animals and will care for them.
Why is there so many cats in Israel?
Israel has a massive cat problem; there are roughly two million strays in the country, with 240,000 in Jerusalem. The British brought felines to Palestine in the late twentieth century to combat a rat problem.
What is the most popular pet in Israel?
A survey by the Economy Ministry showed that a third of Israeli households have pets, the most popular ones, not surprisingly, cats and dogs. According to a Ministry of Agriculture registry there are 380,000 dog owners in Israel, 45,000 of whom have two or more dogs.
Why does Israel have stray cats?
Israel’s population of street cats is now believed to have reached the one million mark, thanks to the abundance of food available on the street, the cats’ high reproduction rate and the roaming of domestic and often unneutered cats.
Are pitbulls illegal in Israel?
Dangerous & Banned Breeds In Israel
There are no banned dog breeds in Israel. The following breeds will need extra documents and requirements in order to enter Israel: American Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Amstaff) … Pit Bull Terrier.