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Feral cat tracker mobile app ready to go

GONE FERAL: Track feral cats in your region.
GONE FERAL: Track feral cats in your region.

HAVE you spotted feral cats prowling the streets late at night and wondered what you can do about it?

Now with the aid of the "feral cat scan" mobile application you can help the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre map and track feral cats in Gladstone.

All you need to do is to set up an account and start snapping feral cats in action and the Invasive Animals CRC will collect the data to better target and implement strategies to control the pests.

Photos: Invasive Animals CRC app users help capture feral cats 

It has been reported by The Observer that just one feral cat will kill at least 3,650 native animals.

According to the national mapping results in the Gladstone region one "ginger" cat was spotted in Marmor.

However if you take a walk down Goondoon St at night it's clear that feral cats are roaming freely.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the Council is reviewing its current cat trap hire program.

"Council has developed systems to track and determine the numbers and locations of feral cats within the region and is currently reviewing these statistics," the Mayor said.    

If anyone wishes to hire a cat trap please contact Council on 497007000.

Topics:  feral cats, gladstone




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