Evidence-based Studies, Observational Research and Solutions
Science-based initiatives are the most effective way to determine priorities and effectiveness of all options/projects/tools. It appears that when communities are well educated and armed with factual information regarding the issues, it allows citizens to be engaged contributors to decision-making. When citizens are able to contribute and be part of decision-making, any solutions are more likely to be widely accepted. In this way, change happens more quickly and efficiently.
While much scientific work has been done in the United States to address cat overpopulation, little work relates to Canadian geography, climate differences, and ecological behavior of Canadian cat populations.
The scientific team will examine options and conduct studies to determine best practices for our community.
Our first project is a community based survey.