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Background references for pet overpopulation and feral cats

  • Christiansen, B. (1998) Save Our Strays: How we can end pet overpopulation and stop killing healthy cats & dogs. Napa, CA: Canine Learning Center.
  • Cuffe,D.J.C., Eachus,J.E., Jackson,O.F., Neville,P.F. and Remfry,J. (1983) Ear-tipping for identification of neutered feral cats. Veterinary Record 112, 129.
  • Turner, D.C. and Bateson, P. (eds.), The Domestic Cat: The biology of its behaviour. pp. 193-206. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Recent publications on feral cats

(Your veterinarian can get these from most veterinary college libraries.)

  • Gibson,K.L., Keizer,K. and Golding,C. (2002) A trap, neuter, and release program for feral cats on Prince Edward Island. Canadian Veterinary Journal 43, 695-698.
  • Hughes,K.L. and Slater,M.R. (2002) Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 5, 15-27.
  • Hughes,K.L., Slater,M.R. and Haller,L. (2002) The effects of implementing a feral cat spay/neuter program in a florida county animal control service. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 5, 285-298
  • Lee,I.T., Levy,J.K., Gorman,S.P., Crawford,P.C. and Slater,M.R. (2002) Prevalence of feline leukemia virus infection and serum antibodies against feline immunodeficiency virus in unowned free-roaming cats. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 220, 620-622.
  • Levy,J.K., Gale,D.W. and Gale,L.A. (2003a) Evaluation of the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return and adoption program on a free roaming cat population. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 222, 42-46.
  • Levy,J.K., Woods,J.E., Turick,S.L. and Etheridge,D.L. (2003b) Number of unowned free-roaming cats in a college community in the southern United States and characteristics of community residents who feed them. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 223, 202-205.
  • Scott,K.C. Levy,J.K. and Crawford C. (2002) Characteristics of free-roaming cats evaluated in a trap-neuter-return program. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 221(8),1136-1138.
  • Scott,K.C., Levy,J.K. and Gorman,S.P. (2002) Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 5, 203-213.
  • Slater, M. R. (2000) Understanding and controlling of feral cat populations. In August JR (ed.), Consultations in feline internal medicine pp. 561-570. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Slater, M. R. (2002) Community approaches to feral cats: problems, alternatives & recommendations. Washington, D.C.: The Humane Society Press.

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