Responsible Pet Ownership

What is it?

Factual information about common pet ownership/management practices such as spay/neuter, identification, vaccination or nutrition is presented in easily accessible formats to assist public understanding of pet ownership responsibilities that improve cat welfare and limit contributions to overpopulation.

Purported Benefits?

Improved quality of information may lead to widespread adherence to recommended pet ownership practices and thus decrease contributions to overpopulation.  Such information may also raise overall welfare standards of pet cats. Social pressure to conform may develop within the community.

Purported Burdens?

Individuals may resist pressure to conform to recommended standards. Costs related to high standards of care may be problematic for many.