Bid to end city’s stray cat crisis
PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE trying to understand the choices made by pet owners in a bid to tackle the stray cat crisis in a Yorkshire city.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield will analyse two questionnaires completed by cat owners at clinics offering free treatments and advice, one before a presentation by the RSPCA and one after. They hope to explore Sheffield cat owners’ knowledge and their intentions behind important decisions such as where they get their cat, neutering and micro-chipping.
They have teamed up with Cat Smart, a project funded by the RSPCA that hopes to reduce the number of stray cats in the city.