A survey of the methods used in shelter and rescue programs to identify feral and frightened pet cats

@article{Slater2010ASO,
  title={A survey of the methods used in shelter and rescue programs to identify feral and frightened pet cats},
  author={M. Slater and Katherine Miller and E. Weiss and Kathleen V. Makolinski and Lila A.M. Weisbrot},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={592 - 600}
}
  • M. Slater, Katherine Miller, +2 authors Lila A.M. Weisbrot
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
  • Despite the lack of validated methods for differentiating feral from frightened socialized cats upon intake to animal welfare agencies, these organizations must make handling and disposition decisions for millions of cats each year based on their presumed socialization status. We conducted a nationwide survey of feline welfare stakeholders to learn about methods used to evaluate and categorize incoming cats, amount of time cats are held before assessment, disposition options available, and the… CONTINUE READING
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