The Toronto Star recently published an article about Norfolk County’s feral cat problem. The area is struggling to cope with an estimated 25,000 feral cats, and the human population is only 63,000!
It’s extremely important that municipalities find a progressive means of controlling feral cat problems. It is essential, not only for the cats, but also for the protection of Canada’s birds, which are already under enormous stress from the pressures of habitat loss and climate change. This is particularly critical in areas such as Norfolk County, home to an enormous variety of bird species, including a number of Species at Risk (Prothonotary Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood Pewee, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow, Least Bittern).