Event Title

Cat Control

Mentor 1

Nigel Rothfels

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 AM

Description

Domestic and feral cats in the United States have become an invasive species. Cats are not “native” to North America therefore they are a threat to the wildlife. However, cats have roamed the continent for hundreds of years. Cats reproduce quickly and in the wild they are uncontrollable hazards to songbirds who did not previously have a specific predator. Those with domestic cats sometimes let their pet outside to wander unneutered. In return wildlife is faced with supporting potential feral cats and kittens. In Milwaukee county, feral cat colonies have been on the minds of both bird advocacy groups and those who advocate for cats since the mid-nineties. “Trap-Neuter-Release” became the go to method by Humane Societies in the area. My project will focus on Milwaukee county’s issues with feral cats. Through my research I would also like to find the best solution to controlling the domestic and feral cat population in areas with notable songbird populations.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

Cat Control

Domestic and feral cats in the United States have become an invasive species. Cats are not “native” to North America therefore they are a threat to the wildlife. However, cats have roamed the continent for hundreds of years. Cats reproduce quickly and in the wild they are uncontrollable hazards to songbirds who did not previously have a specific predator. Those with domestic cats sometimes let their pet outside to wander unneutered. In return wildlife is faced with supporting potential feral cats and kittens. In Milwaukee county, feral cat colonies have been on the minds of both bird advocacy groups and those who advocate for cats since the mid-nineties. “Trap-Neuter-Release” became the go to method by Humane Societies in the area. My project will focus on Milwaukee county’s issues with feral cats. Through my research I would also like to find the best solution to controlling the domestic and feral cat population in areas with notable songbird populations.