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Journal Article Addresses Feral Cat Colony Programs, Cites Rabies and Disease Risks


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mangey_cat_sxcTN.jpgA new journal article questions the public health benefits of programs that trap, neuter, vaccinate, and release feral cats to the areas where they were captured. Feral cats are estimated to number 60 to 100 million in the United States. A portion are managed under systems in which some percentage of the colony cats are trapped, neutered, occasionally given some level of vaccination, and then returned to the area in which they were captured. When vaccines are administered, they are known as trap-neuter-vaccinate-release (TNVR) programs.

 

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