Bid to end city’s stray cat cri­sis

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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