Feral and free-roaming domestic cats have been accused of destroying wildlife, causing property damage and disturbance, endangering other domestic pets, and posing health risks for humans. These issues are a growing problem across New York State, where the burden of these impacts is most felt at the local government level. In response to this problem, the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation has commissioned a literature review of the impacts of free-roaming cats, the effectiveness of management and control techniques that are currently being employed, and the control measures that have been enacted at the local level in New York State.
A synopsis of Dr. Davis’s report may be downloaded here. Copies of the full study may be obtained by contacting Dr. Davis.