publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Trap-Neuter-Return Activities in Urban Stray Cat Colonies in Australia

Kuan Tan; Jacquie Rand; John Morton;
  • Published: 02 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Simple Summary Urban stray cats in Australia are poorly regarded because of wildlife predation and nuisance behaviors. However, current methods of population control via low level culling are ineffective. Effective control requires culling 30% to 50% of the population every six months, which is prohibitive for municipalities. Overseas, trap, neuter and return is frequently used to control urban cat numbers, and reduce nuisance behaviors, but is considered illegal in many Australian jurisdictions. An anonymous questionnaire was used to gather data on trap, neuter and return of urban stray cats in Australia. Respondents were mostly middle-aged women, and more part...
Subjects
free text keywords: Animal-assisted therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, HUBzero, Animal welfare, Demography, CATS, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Veterinary medicine, Internal medicine, business.industry, business, Article, trap, neuter, return, urban stray, desex, wildlife, euthanasia, control
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