Evaluation of the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return and adoption program on a free-roaming cat population.

@article{Levy2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return and adoption program on a free-roaming cat population.},
  author={J K Levy and D W Gale and Leslie A Gale},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={222 1},
  pages={
          42-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return program, with adoption whenever possible, on the dynamics of a free-roaming cat population. DESIGN Observational epidemiologic study. ANIMALS 155 unowned free-roaming cats. PROCEDURES Free-roaming cats residing on a university campus were trapped, neutered, and returned to the environment or adopted over an 11-year period. RESULTS During the observation period (January 1991 to April 2002), 75% of the cats were feral, and… CONTINUE READING

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