Would Obligatory Sterilization of Domestic Cats Lead to Their Extinction?

It is an interesting thought. The authorities at various levels in several countries including at national level are considering introducing mandatory sterilization of domestic cats and linking it to mandatory micro-chipping. This way a database would be created and veterinarians … please continue reading

Canada Is Reducing Cat Overpopulation the Humane Way

Canada is reducing the population of unwanted cats in and humane way

An updating report to one carried out five years ago by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies tells us that progress has been made in reducing the number of unwanted cats in the country but more work is required. On … please continue reading

Women’s ‘Biological Urge’ is behind the 20% of US women who don’t spay their female cat

Woman and kittens

I recently wrote about the 20% of American women who want their female cat to experience giving birth before spaying her. A study reveals that the reason behind this important ‘problem’ is attitude not a lack of knowledge about the … please continue reading

An unusual photograph of sterilized cats from Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand

Sterilised community cats in Thailand

I was browsing the Internet and this photograph caught my eye. My initial thought was that the cats had been killed. This is what it looked like at first glance but then I noticed the tincture of iodine antiseptic on … please continue reading

Situation critical at rural NC animal shelter after 62 cats arrive in only 2 days

There is a crisis in animal shelters all over North and South Carolina. Despite local area groups efforts to promote low-cost and free spay/neuter shelters are still overflowing with pregnant or mother cats and their kittens, mother dogs and puppies. This … please continue reading

Rogue Unskilled TNR Person Botches TNR Operation on Wandering Domestic Cat?

How do people engaged in trap-neuter-return distinguish between feral cats and scruffy outside cats? A story from Fox 46, an online newspaper, concerning a domestic cat got me thinking about how the good people who are engaged in trap-neuter-release programs … please continue reading

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