Feral cats are now found in nearly all habitats across Australia. There is estimated to be a population of around 10 – 15 million feral cats in Australia today. Each cat can take up to 30 animals a night, resulting in millions of native animals killed daily.
Cats are a threat to over 30 species of birds, nearly 40 mammals and around 5 reptiles. These pests started as domestic cats, and after many years have evolved into one of the best killers of native animals. Cats have contributed massively to the extinction of many mammals. They carry many different infectious diseases which affect native and domestic animals and humans. Stopping the problem now is critical.