Increased Female Cat Spaying is the Principal Answer to Cat Population Control

An RSPCA report states that in order for the domestic cat population to be stable (i.e. neither increasing or decreasing) the domestic cat neutering rate needs to be 92%. This means that 92% of domestic cats need to be neutered … please continue reading

In Germany Un-neutered Tomcats Will No Longer be Allowed to Roam Free

Stray Cat

The agriculture minister of Germany, Christian Schmidt, has declared that male cats who have not been neutered will not be allowed to leave the family home and roam free. What about unspayed females? I suppose the same rule applies. It … please continue reading

Paediatric spay/neuter does no long-term harm. True or False?

It was World Spay Day on the 23rd of this month: an opportune moment to discuss this topic. This is partly a critique of the Catster.com article by Jane Kelley. She implies that there are myths about early cat spaying … please continue reading

Tina Briggs rescues and rehomes 15 feral kittens and cats

Black Earth, WI, USA: with the help of colleagues Dan and Judy, Tina Briggs saved, restored to health, spayed, neutered and re-homed, fifteen feral kittens and cats who were living in the local, disused Black Earth Feedmill. Living nearby she … please continue reading

100% spay and neuter will cause problems

If 100% of the domestic cats in North America were spayed and neutered at all times, within a generation there would be no domestic cats on the continent. They’d only be feral and stray cats. I think that is an … please continue reading

Kittens Born Before Mother (Queen) is Spayed

This comment by Gabriel Altunel highlights a problem: Our little girl Cinnamon has given birth after the two months she’s been with us while we were trying to look for a spaying center. We are not thinking of giving them … please continue reading

I Like Minneapolis (and St. Paul)!

I like Minneapolis because the city council are debating a change in the city’s attitude on controlling stray and feral cats. At the moment the policy is: Catch and Kill stray cats, while at the same time.. prosecuting citizens who … please continue reading