Feral Cats and Wildlife


We take all animal welfare seriously and we are naturallly aware of concerns about the effects of cats on wildlife.

For our part we believe that placing neutered feral cats in countryside locations with responsible owners helps reduce cat numbers locally by reducing the likelihood of people taking in uneutered strays or kittens for their pest control needs.

The RSPB has a very informative section on its website that is a good resource if cats effects on wildlife is of concern to you. On bird decline we would highlight their statement on the impact of cats on UK bird populations:

“Despite the large numbers of birds killed, there is no scientific evidence that predation by cats in gardens is having any impact on bird populations UK-wide. This may be surprising, but many millions of birds die naturally every year, mainly through starvation, disease, or other forms of predation. There is evidence that cats tend to take weak or sickly birds”

source: RSPB