ISFM guidelines on population management and welfare of unowned domestic cats (Felis catus)

Sparkes, A. H. and Bessant, C. and Cope, K. and Ellis, S. L. H. and Finka, L. and Halls, V. and Hiestand, K. and Horsford, K. and Laurence, C. and MacFarlaine, I. and Neville, P. F. and Stavisky, J. and Yeates, J. (2013) ISFM guidelines on population management and welfare of unowned domestic cats (Felis catus). Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 15 . pp. 811-817. ISSN 1098-612X

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Abstract

Guidelines rationale: Cats are among the most commonly kept domestic pets, and coexist
with humans in a variety of different circumstances. Cats are sentient beings and, as such,
humans have a responsibility for cat welfare where humans and cats coexist. Because cats
reproduce efficiently, measures to control populations are frequently needed, but these should
be based on ethical and humane approaches.
Framework: These consensus guidelines from the International Society of Feline Medicine’s
Welfare Advisory Panel provide a framework for the approach to welfare and population control
measures, primarily among unowned cats and those going through a homing programme.

Keywords:welfare, feline, cat
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D320 Animal Health
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
C Biological Sciences > C100 Biology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:11723
Deposited On:22 Aug 2013 13:59

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