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    Details of this species in United States (USA)
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Castillo and Clarke 2003
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    The domestic cat population in the USA has more than doubled since 1970, and is expected to exceed 100 million individuals (Clarke and Pacin 2002).
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Domestic cat advocates in the USA have formed coalitions to promote nonlethal methods of cat control, involving trapping, neutering and releasing cats into supervised cat colonies. Castillo and Clarke (2003) suggest that this method is ineffective at controlling numbers as it encourages the illegal dumping of cats, and suggests that these groups instead address the underlying problems of irresponsible cat owners.
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    Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:45 p.m.

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