Outdoor fecal deposition by free-roaming cats and attitudes of cat owners and nonowners toward stray pets, wildlife, and water pollution.

  title={Outdoor fecal deposition by free-roaming cats and attitudes of cat owners and nonowners toward stray pets, wildlife, and water pollution.},
  author={Haydee A. Dabritz and Edward R. Atwill and Ian A. Gardner and Melissa A. Miller and Patricia A. Conrad},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={229 1},
OBJECTIVE To estimate cat population size, management, and outside fecal deposition and evaluate attitudes of cat owners and nonowners to stray animal control, water pollution, and wildlife protection. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE POPULATION 294 adult residents of Cayucos, Los Osos, and Morro Bay, Calif. PROCEDURES Telephone survey. RESULTS The region's cat population was estimated at 7,284 owned and 2,046 feral cats, and 38% of surveyed households owned a mean of 1.9 cats… 

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