Posts with the tag: "feral cats"
There has been a recent rise in the population of feral cats in Hawaii. There are several different factors that contribute to this rise in population including the fact that people have been discarding unwanted, unfixed cats into the wild as a means to get rid of them. This, in fact, only makes the situation worse! When cats reproduce they have a litter of 5 to 10 kittens and when these kittens are born outside without human contact, they, too, become feral. Also, some people try to ‘help’ by feeding these feral cats – which only helps them to be healthier and stronger, which, again, makes the situation worse instead of better!
What a great year it has been for Sandwich Isle’s Wildlife Division! With the hire of our new wildlife biologist David Steinbacker, we’ve been able to accomplish a great deal, and we’re only halfway through the year! 2014 has seen more than 100 feral pigs removed from our islands by our professionals and in one month alone, more than 2000 pest birds were captured to help protect the health and property of our clients.