publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Nuisances and welfare of free-roaming cats in urban settings and their association with cat reproduction

I. Gunther; T. Raz; O. Berke; E. Klement;
  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Free roaming cats (FRC) are highly abundant in cities around the world. Increasing populations of these cats might result in impairment of cat welfare and cause nuisances and public health risks. In order to study the seasonal dynamics of FRC populations and its association with events of cat welfare impairment and nuisances, we analyzed a database of FRC-associated citizens’ telephone complaint events, which were registered in five cities in Israel (total human population of 1.42 million residents) during the years 2007–2011. These complaint events were classified to the following six categories: cat's carcasses, kittens, parturition, aggressive behavi...
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free text keywords: Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Complaint, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Daylight, Veterinary medicine, business.industry, business, CATS, Distress, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Nuisances and welfare of free-roaming cats in urban settings and their association with cat reproduction

I. Gunther; T. Raz; O. Berke; E. Klement;