The Wildlife Center of Virgina reports
The Journal of Wildlife Management has just published an extensive 11-year study conducted by the Wildlife Center of Virginia which shows that domestic cat attacks are one of the most frequent and most lethal causes of animal admission to this world-renowned wildlife hospital.
The study examined nearly 21,000 patient records, including 11,144 small mammals and 9,777 small birds, admitted between 2000 and 2010. Of this total, 2,970 patients were admitted due to confirmed interaction with cats.
The study graphically illustrates that cats, when allowed to roam freely outdoors, are taking a terrible toll on wildlife.