Evaluation of euthanasia and trap–neuter–return (TNR) programs in managing free-roaming cat populations

  title={Evaluation of euthanasia and trap–neuter–return (TNR) programs in managing free-roaming cat populations},
  author={P. M. Schmidt and T. M. Swannack and R. Lopez and M. Slater},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
  • P. M. Schmidt, T. M. Swannack, +1 author M. Slater
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Wildlife Research
  • Global estimates of the number of domestic cats (Felis catus) are >400 million. Issues associated with free-roaming cats are of global importance because of animal-welfare and public-health concerns and impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. In the United States, proposed control solutions for managing urban free-roaming cat populations include euthanasia and trap–neuter–return (TNR) programs. We evaluated control methods using a demographic… CONTINUE READING
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