Eradicating feral cats not the solution

Beata Gianni, a Norwood resident who works for Animal Allies says getting rid of feral cats is not a solution.

Therefore, according to Norwood resident Beata Gianni, a volunteer for Animal Allies, eradicating feral cats is not the solution as they play a major role in maintaining the ecological balance.

Gianni helps in sterilising feral cats using a method called Trap-Neuter-Release which helps in reducing the population of feral cats.

The process involves trapping the cats using a humane cat trap, having them sterilised and their ear clipped, which is necessary for identification so they will not be trapped again. They are then released back to where they came from.

“Trap, sterilise them and release them to the natural environment, as they cannot be taken somewhere else because they are very territorial. If you take a feral cat and move it somewhere else the cat can die,” said Gianni.

She said the method improved the lives of feral cats and their relationship with people living near them and decreased the size of the colonies over time.

“There are so many feral cats around and it is so sad not enough is being done to prevent overpopulation, and it is so simple just to sterilise. One cat and its offspring will produce half a million in 10 years’ time,” she said.

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


rosebankkillarneygazette sandtonchronicle adlogo2 alexnews citybuzzfourwaysreview2 getit looklocal_logo midrandreporter
Recommended Story
At least two stray cats get killed every week in Norwood