Movement in Cats
| Contributor(s):: Valerie N. Plummer
Feral cats (Felis catus) are listed as one of the '100 world's worst invasive alien species'. There are as many as 70-100 million feral cats in the United States as well as an estimated 117-157 million domestic indoor and outdoor cats. Management efforts include a nonlethal feeding...
Managing Our Relationship with Free-Roaming Cats in Zoopoland
| Contributor(s):: Schaffner, Joan E.
Confluence and Implications of Cats, Coyotes, and Other Mesopredators at a Feral Cat Feeding Station
| Contributor(s):: Mitchell, Numi C., Strohbach, Michael W., Sorlien, Mariel N., Marshall, Scott N.
Consider the (Feral) Cat: Ferality, Biopower, and the Ethics of Predation
| Contributor(s):: Holm, Nicholas
Estimates of Domestic Cats in Urban Areas Using Interdisciplinary Science: The Washington D.C. Cat Count
| Contributor(s):: Flockhart, D. T. Tyler, Lipsey, Lauren, Herrera, Daniel J., Belsley, Justin, Decker, Samuel T., Moore, Sophie M., Robinson, Erin, Kilgour, R. Julia, Gramza, Ashley, McShea, William, Cove, Michael V., Haston, Roger, Slater, Margaret R., Bays, Danielle Jo, Boone, John D.
A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van
Dry and unwary are best conditions for baiting wild pigs (Sus scrofa)
| Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Glow, Michael P., Lavelle, Michael J., Fischer, Justin W., Cook, Seth M., Lutman, Mark W., Foster, Justin A., VerCauteren, Kurt C.
Features of reproduction in an isolated island population of the feral horses of the Lake Manych-Gudilo (Rostov Region, Russia)
| Contributor(s):: Spasskaya, N. N., Voronkova, V. N., Letarov, A. V., Ermilina, Yu A., Nikolaeva, E. A., Konorov, E. A., Stolpovsky, Yu A., Naidenko, S. V.
No panacea attractant for wild pigs (Sus scrofa), but season and location matter
| Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Kupferman, Caitlin A., Lavelle, Michael J., Pepin, Kim M., Melton, Madeline H., Gann, Whitney J., VerCauteren, Kurt C., Beasley, James C.
A Ten-Stage Protocol for Assessing the Welfare of Individual Non-Captive Wild Animals: Free-Roaming Horses (Equus Ferus Caballus) as an Example
| Contributor(s):: Andrea M. Harvey, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Daniel Ramp, David J. Mellor
Knowledge of the welfare status of wild animals is vital for informing debates about the ways in which we interact with wild animals and their habitats. Currently, there is no published information about how to scientifically assess the welfare of free-roaming wild animals during their normal...
Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter
Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...
Effect of adult male sterilization on the behavior and social associations of a feral polygynous ungulate: the horse
| Contributor(s):: King, Sarah R. B., Schoenecker, Kathryn A., Cole, Mary J.
Castration is commonly used to control the behavior of companion animals and livestock, yet there have been few longitudinal studies of its effects. Despite the ubiquity of this surgery in ridden horses, the effects of castration (termed gelding in horses) have rarely been examined in a...
The Implications of Policies on the Welfare of Free-Roaming Cats in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Sumner, Christine L., Walker, Jessica K., Dale, Arnja R.
A lack of national legislation for cat management in New Zealand poses challenges for ensuring that practices are consistently humane and effective. In this paper, we review the current cat management policies in New Zealand and the implications they have on the welfare of free-roaming cats...
Coping with human-cat interactions beyond the limits of domesticity: moral pluralism in the management of cats and wildlife
| Contributor(s):: Wandesforde-Smith, G., Levy, J. K., Lynn, W., Rand, J., Riley, S., Schaffner, J. E., Wolf, P. J.
Although human interactions with cats are often even typically analyzed in the context of domesticity, with a focus on what sorts of interactions might make both people and cats "happy at home," a large number of cats in the world live, for one reason or another, beyond the bounds of...
Back to School: An Updated Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Long-Term Trap-Neuter-Return Program on a University's Free-Roaming Cat Population
| Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar, Peter J. Wolf
A growing body of evidence indicates that trap-neuter-return (TNR) is not only effective at reducing community cat numbers, but that such reductions are sustainable over extended periods. Recently, a series of peer-reviewed articles documenting long-term declines in community cat populations...
Coexistence of diversified dog socialities and territorialities in the city of Concepcion, Chile
| Contributor(s):: Miternique, H. C., Gaunet, F.
There has been scant research on the presence of stray dogs in cities. Studying their very considerable presence in Concepción (Chile) provided a unique opportunity to learn more about the different patterns of sociality and territoriality exhibited by the dog species. Via a set of case...
The Significance of Social Perceptions in Implementing Successful Feral Cat Management Strategies: A Global Review
| Contributor(s):: Brooke P. Deak, Bertram Ostendorf, David A. Taggart, David E. Peacock, Douglas K. Bardsley
This review examines the social aspects that influence feral cat management. In particular, it examines definitions and perceptions of feral cats as a species in different countries and across cultures. Using case studies from around the world, we investigate the factors that can influence...
Editorial: Sustaining Innovation in Compassionate Free-Roaming Cat Management Across the Globe: A Decadal Reappraisal of the Practice and Promise of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR)
| Contributor(s):: Joan E. Schaffner, Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, Peter Joseph Wolf, Julie Levy, Sophie Riley, Mark James Farnworth6
An Evaluation of Systematic Versus Strategically-Placed Camera Traps for Monitoring Feral Cats in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Margaret Nichols, James Ross, Alistair S. Glen, Adrian M. Paterson
We deploy camera traps to monitor feral cat (Felis catus) populations at two pastoral sites in Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand. At Site 1, cameras are deployed at pre-determined GPS points on a 500-m grid, and at Site 2, cameras are strategically deployed with a bias towards forest...
The cohabitation of humans and urban cats in the anthropocene: the clash of welfare concepts
| Contributor(s):: Jaros, F.
Urban environments are inhabited by several types of feline populations, which we can differentiate as feral cats, free-roaming pets, and confined pets. Due to a shift in the cultural representation of cats from pest controllers to companion animals, cats living semi-independently of humans are...