Cats and humans have a long history. It appears they were playing an important role in our lives at least as far back as the early Egyptians, and perhaps further.
The issue of feral cats is an important one when discussing the welfare of felines. One of the main causes of the feral cat problem is people who do not desex their cat. RSPCA NSW advocates that all cats be desexed at around eight weeks, as they can become pregnant as early as four months of age.
We also encourage cats to be kept in an enclosed area, at a minimum from dusk until dawn. Keeping your cat contained can help to protect your cat from disease and injury through fighting and accidents, increase the opportunity for owner-animal interaction and reduce the impact of hunting by cats and disturbance caused to neighbours.