I know some people call them feral cats, but the new and more positive terminology is ‘community cats’.
The concept of community cats is this. There are cats who don’t like to live with human due to their genetic pre-deposition or lack of early exposure to human. However, they could live a healthy and happy life outside as long as they are neutered, fed and have access to veterinary care.In exchange, they provide an excellent, safe and healthy rodent control service to the community!
These cats and human live in a form of mutualism, where two animals ofdifferentspecies exist in a relationship in which each individual benefits from the activity of the other.
The benefitof community cats is not very widely acknowledged yet in Ireland. I am hoping with time, more people in Ireland will understand and respect the service provided by the wonderful community cats.
So let’s have a…
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