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Exploring the science behind free-roaming cats and kittens

Rigorous research for managing feral and stray cats.

The mission of the National Feline Research Council (NFRC) is to compile, analyze, and disseminate rigorous scientific research relevant to the efficient management of free-roaming cats.

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Fast Facts

Frequently asked questions about feral cats and their management.

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Issue Briefs

Key issues related to managing stray and free-roaming cats.

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Research Snapshots

Summaries of peer-reviewed studies on feral cat population control.


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