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ASPCA grant funds ACC&D feral/free-roaming cat population model

by valerie benka | Jan 26, 2012
January 26, 2012: ACC&D is expanding a project to better understand and plan dog and cat population control programs thanks to a $45,000 grant from the ASPCA. The project will engage experts to develop a computer simulation model of feral and free-roaming cat populations based on available data on dynamics of these populations. Once complete, the model will allow those planning and conducting population control programs to use the software to look at their program and better understand how many cats they would need to sterilize, how often interventions would need to be conducted, what portions of the population would be best for targeting (e.g., juvenile queens versus mature queens), and what changes in the population they can expect over time. We welcome you to view our press release and learn more about the project.