publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Public Opinions on Strategies for Managing Stray Cats and Predictors of Opposition to Trap-Neuter and Return in Brisbane, Australia

Jacquie Rand; Jacquie Rand; Gina Fisher; Kate Lamb; Andrea Hayward;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2019 Journal: Frontiers in Veterinary Science (issn: 2297-1769, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
A survey of Brisbane residents was undertaken to investigate community attitudes toward urban stray cats and their management. Surveys were distributed to 84 medical and dental practices across Brisbane City, and were completed by 305 patients and staff. Practices were targeted to achieve a sample of respondents from a representative distribution of socioeconomic backgrounds. After being informed about trap, neuter, and return (TNR) programs for management of urban stray cats, most respondents (79%), chose TNR as their preferred management strategy, while a lesser proportion (18%) expressed a preference to continue the current Brisbane City Council lethal contro...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: trap neuter return, urban stray, cats, sterilize, euthanasia, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Veterinary Science, Original Research, Legislation, Culling, Immunology, Socioeconomic status, Management strategy, Population management, Opposition (planets), Biology, Demography, Public interest
Related Organizations
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8.Hall CM Adams NA Bradley JS Bryant KA Davis AA Dickman CR. Community attitudes and practices of urban residents regarding predation by pet cats on wildlife: an international comparison. PLoS ONE (2016) 11:e0151962. 10.1371/journal.pone.0151962 27050447 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

9.Lilith M Calver M Styles I Garkaklis M Protecting wildlife from predation by owned domestic cats: application of a precautionary approach to the acceptability of proposed cat regulations. Austral Ecol. (2006) 31:176–89. 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01582.x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

10.Tan K Rand J Morton J. Trap-neuter-return activities in urban stray cat colonies in Australia. Animals (2017) 7:46. 10.3390/ani7060046 28574465 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11.Alberthsen C The Australian Excess Cat Population: An Exploration of Cat Admissions and Outcomes to RSPCA Shelters. PhD thesis. University of Queensland (2014).

12.Kerr C Rand J Morton J Reid R Paterson M. Changes associated with improved outcomes for cats entering RSPCA Queensland shelters between 2011 and 2016. Animals (2018) 8:95. 10.3390/ani8060095 29895814 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

13.Kortis B Neighborhood Cats (2017). Available online at: http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/resources/case-studies

14.Levy JK Isaza NM Scott KC. Effect of high-impact targeted trap-neuter-return and adoption of community cats on cat intake to a shelter. Vet J. (2014) 201:269–74. 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.001 24980808 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

15.Alberthsen C Rand J Morton J Bennett P Paterson M Vankan D. Numbers and characteristics of cats admitted to Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shelters in Australia and reasons for surrender. Animals (2016) 6:23. 10.3390/ani6030023 26999223 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

78 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
A survey of Brisbane residents was undertaken to investigate community attitudes toward urban stray cats and their management. Surveys were distributed to 84 medical and dental practices across Brisbane City, and were completed by 305 patients and staff. Practices were targeted to achieve a sample of respondents from a representative distribution of socioeconomic backgrounds. After being informed about trap, neuter, and return (TNR) programs for management of urban stray cats, most respondents (79%), chose TNR as their preferred management strategy, while a lesser proportion (18%) expressed a preference to continue the current Brisbane City Council lethal contro...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: trap neuter return, urban stray, cats, sterilize, euthanasia, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Veterinary Science, Original Research, Legislation, Culling, Immunology, Socioeconomic status, Management strategy, Population management, Opposition (planets), Biology, Demography, Public interest
Related Organizations
78 references, page 1 of 6

1.Robertson SA. A review of feral cat control. J Feline Med Surg. (2008) 10:366–75. 10.1016/j.jfms.2007.08.003 17913531 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

2.Uetake K Yamada S Yano M Tanaka T. A survey of attitudes of local citizens of a residential area toward urban stray cats in Japan. J Appl Animal Welfare Sci. (2014) 17:172–7. 10.1080/10888705.2013.798558 23924029 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

3.Chu K Anderson WM U.S. Public Opinion on Humane Treatment of Stray Cats. Law & Policy Brief (2007).

4.Farnworth M Campbell J Adams N. What's in a name? Perceptions of stray and feral cat welfare and control in Aotearoa, New Zealand. J Appl Animal Welfare Sci. (2010) 14:59–74. 10.1080/10888705.2011.527604 21191848 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

5.Jessup D. The welfare o f feral cats and wildlife. J Am Vet Med Assoc. (2004) 225:1377–83. 10.2460/javma.2004.225.1377 15552312 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

6.Zito S Morton J Vanka ND Paterson M Bennett PC Rand J Reasons people surrender unowned and owned cats to Australian animal shelters and barriers to assuming ownership of unowned cats. J Appl Animal Welfare Sci. (2016) 9:303–19. 10.1080/10888705.2016.1141682 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

7.Barratt DG Predation by house cats, Felis catus (L.), in Canberra, Australia. I. Prey composition and preference. Wildlife Res. (1997) 24:263–77. 10.1071/wr96020 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

8.Hall CM Adams NA Bradley JS Bryant KA Davis AA Dickman CR. Community attitudes and practices of urban residents regarding predation by pet cats on wildlife: an international comparison. PLoS ONE (2016) 11:e0151962. 10.1371/journal.pone.0151962 27050447 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

9.Lilith M Calver M Styles I Garkaklis M Protecting wildlife from predation by owned domestic cats: application of a precautionary approach to the acceptability of proposed cat regulations. Austral Ecol. (2006) 31:176–89. 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01582.x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

10.Tan K Rand J Morton J. Trap-neuter-return activities in urban stray cat colonies in Australia. Animals (2017) 7:46. 10.3390/ani7060046 28574465 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11.Alberthsen C The Australian Excess Cat Population: An Exploration of Cat Admissions and Outcomes to RSPCA Shelters. PhD thesis. University of Queensland (2014).

12.Kerr C Rand J Morton J Reid R Paterson M. Changes associated with improved outcomes for cats entering RSPCA Queensland shelters between 2011 and 2016. Animals (2018) 8:95. 10.3390/ani8060095 29895814 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

13.Kortis B Neighborhood Cats (2017). Available online at: http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/resources/case-studies

14.Levy JK Isaza NM Scott KC. Effect of high-impact targeted trap-neuter-return and adoption of community cats on cat intake to a shelter. Vet J. (2014) 201:269–74. 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.001 24980808 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

15.Alberthsen C Rand J Morton J Bennett P Paterson M Vankan D. Numbers and characteristics of cats admitted to Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shelters in Australia and reasons for surrender. Animals (2016) 6:23. 10.3390/ani6030023 26999223 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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