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ISSN : 2287-7991(Print)
ISSN : 2287-8009(Online)
Journal of the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Vol.45 No.1 pp.23-29
DOI : https://doi.org/10.13041/jpvm.2021.45.1.23

Investigational study on the population of feral cats in Pyeongtaek city, 2019

Ji Yeon Kim,Young-Ah Lee,Chae Eun Chun,Hye-Won Lee,Eun Jung Jo,Bo Ram Hwang,Moon Seok Yoon,Eun Jin Bae,Jeong-Hwan Yoon,Yeon-sook Jho,Soo Jung Lee,Jin Soo Han
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Biotech & Laboratory Animal, Shingu College;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Jalkium Animal Welfare & Behavior Research Institute;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University;
Department of Companion Animal, Yeonsung University;
Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine & Institute for the 3Rs & Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University

Abstract

Feral cats are widely considered to be leading the potential impacts on public health. This study aimed to provide estimates of vital data for feral cats relating Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to establish strategies effectively to manage feral cats in Pyeongtaek. Thus, this study focused on estimating feral cat population in Pyeongtaek and conducted a comparative analysis of the data for feral cats in Seoul (2013). The number of feral cats was estimated from 23,069 to 26,655 in Pyeongtaek, 2019. In relation to human population, when comparing the number of feral cats of Pyeongtaek and Seoul, it ranged from 4.57% to 5.28%, and from 1.97% to 2.55% respectively. This showed that Pyeongtaek was higher than Seoul. Fewer kittens were found in high-density areas, which the TNR project is believed to be generally effective in controlling the number of feral cats. In conclusion, in urban and rural complexes such as Pyeongtaek City, the number of feral cats compared to the population was higher than that of Seoul City, and the TNR program is believed to be somewhat effective in controlling the number of feral cats. When implementing TNR, it is necessary periodically to investigate the population and reflect them in policymaking.

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