OTTAWA– A brand-new research study on cat overpopulation in Canada says more of the animals are being decontaminated to lower unwanted litters, but there are still more felines than people ready to provide homes.The report
by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies advises more ought to be done to motivate spaying and neutering, even for kittens as young as 6 weeks old.
“Cat overpopulation continues to challenge neighborhoods throughout Canada,” says the report launched Thursday.
“There are still two times as lots of felines being confessed to shelters as dogs and the portion of those felines who are juveniles is also two times as high when it comes to pet dogs, indicating the continuing issue of undesirable litters.”
The report is an update to a similar study done five years earlier. It includes the results of an Ipsos study carried out last May.The brand-new findings show more cats are being adopted. Fewer cats are being put down and more lost felines are being reunited with their owners.Fewer Canadians are letting their cats roam outside without supervision where they are at threat of being hit by automobiles or entering battles with other felines and animals.The variety of cats that reach shelters already made sterile or neutered is up, and more are being sanitized by animal care companies. ‘Feline overpopulation crisis’ However the report says there are still too many felines which won’t alter unless spay and neuter rates
enhance.”The excellent news is we’ve taken some giant leaps forward in cat well-being since 2012,”said Barbara Cartwright, CEO of the federation.”The bad news is it is not taking place quickly enough to get rid of Canada’s cat overpopulation crisis.”The report keeps in mind there are an estimated 9.3 million felines in Canada. However for some reason, cats don’t get the same care and consideration as their canine counterparts.Toolika Rastogi, the federation’s policy and research supervisor, said felines are seen by some individuals as being more non reusable, maybe since they were gotten devoid of a relative or neighbour.We have got cats being the most popular animals in the homes of Canadians, being followed very carefully by pet dogs, but they are dealing with much more difficulty.They are also more fertile than pet dogs and can end up being pregnant at a younger age.
“We have actually got cats being the most popular animals in the homes of Canadians, being followed really carefully by pets, and yet they are facing even more difficulty,
“she said.Overpopulation produces other problems.Cats can languish in shelters too long waiting for adoption, making them more susceptible to stress-related illnesses.Rastogi said the improvement in feline sterlization rates is a direct result of animal companies making spay and neutering a top priority. More work is being done
, consisting of developing mobile systems to deal with animals in remote locations.’ They have to do more’The research study keeps in mind that only about 19 per cent of towns that reacted to the study have
spay or neuter policies.The report recommends communities must promote the sterilization of cats and offer incentives for the treatment to be done at no or low-cost. Rastogi stated if more towns imitate what animal companies are doing, spay-neuter rates are bound to improve. “They need to do more,”she said. Suggest a correction THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Federation of Humane Societies A brand-new research study on feline overpopulation in Canada says more of the animals are being decontaminated to decrease undesirable litters, however there are still more cats than people happy to provide them homes.