Free Roaming Cat Management

Getting 2 Zero values both free roaming cats and wildlife, and the importance of environmental biodiversity. 

We believe that we can find solutions to the problems that arise through the presence of free-roaming cat populations in and around human communities and in other settings.

The Australian Cat Action Plan (for the management and welfare of domestic cats who live in cities and towns and on rural properties) clearly identifies that a stray cat simply means that it is wandering - it may be owned, semi-owned (which means often owned as well) or unowned with varying levels of sociability, depending on its genetics, background, and current circumstances. Because of proximity to people, all these cats can be managed effectively and ethically using the G2Z strategies to reduce cat numbers and provide support for existing cats and wildlife.

Feral cats who live in remote areas and have no, and never had any, relationship with people also need to be managed ethically.  The solutions will vary according to the situation and will come about by engaging stakeholders and considering the interests of all involved, including cats and other wildlife. We advocate using a decision tree for decision making such as the example here.