The purpose of this survey is to help characterize the numbers and sterilization status of Community Cats across the state and to measure how well spay-neuter efforts are working. This research is in part funded by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.
Below we ask for general locations (nearest street intersections) of cats you or others feed, this is to approximate the general location and distribution of cats. The survey is being conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Stone and Dr. Allen Salo on behalf of the Center for Wildlife Health Research, and in collaboration with Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Freeport.
Results will be made available by one or more reports to the Maine Animal Welfare Program and to our funder. No personal information will be disclosed, rather only summaries of responses will be reported.
It will take 5 to 12 minutes to complete (depending on the number of community cats you know of at different locations).
There are no foreseeable risks or discomfort of participants.
You must be eighteen (18) years of age to participate in this survey. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary. Voluntary participation also means:
* You need not answer any questions you consider inappropriate * You may stop filling out the survey at any point. * If you decline to participate, you may simply close and exit the survey form.
By completing and submitting this survey, you verify that:
* You have understood the purpose of this survey; * You have voluntarily agreed to participate; and * You are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
If you have any questions about this survey and your rights, please contact Dr. Paul Johnson (207-768-9455).