publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Assessment of a Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return Pilot Study in Auckland, New Zealand

Sarah Zito; Glenn Aguilar; Shalsee Vigeant; Arnja Dale;
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  • Published: 13 May 2018 Journal: Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI, volume 8, issue 5 (eissn: 2076-2615, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
Simple Summary It is generally accepted that stray cats need to be managed to minimise the associated negative impacts and there is a need for effective and humane management tools. One such potential tool is trap-neuter-return (TNR), which anecdotally has been used in New Zealand to manage stray cats, but no concerted and targeted implementation of this technique has been reported, nor any formal assessments conducted. A targeted TNR (TTNR) programme for urban stray cats was implemented and assessed in one Auckland suburb. Assessment was based on the number of incoming felines; stray, unsocialised cats euthanased; unsocialised, unowned cats sterilised and retur...
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Article, trap-neuter-return (TNR), targeted trap-neuter-return, cat management, unwanted cats, shelter medicine, stray cats, semi-owned cats, animal welfare: shelter intake, shelter euthanasia, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Environmental health, Internal medicine, Biology, Management tool, Animal welfare
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