The project involved more than 3000 members of the South Australian community. 428 cat tracks were analysed, including 61,250 location data points. The survey data included information about 4314 cats. The final report has now been released and can be viewed here.
The report reveals that:
The report will help owners to understand their cat’s behaviour, the risks that they may be encountering when out roaming and make good ownership choices such as keeping their cats contained to their property. The report will also be used by the Dog and Cat Management Board to inform future cat management strategies in South Australia.
The Dog and Cat Management Board encourages owners to keep their cats indoors and/or provide them with a safe and suitable cat enclosure. Many cats are still allowed to roam away from their property and this research will shed light on how far cats roam, where they go and engage owners on the issue of responsible cat ownership.
To find out more about the project and view the report visit the Discovery Circle website
You can also follow the project on Facebook www.facebook.com/thediscoverycircle