Cat tracker program highlights issues

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CANASTOTA – The Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 N. Main St., will highlight the issues and impacts of wild domestic cats on wildlife, conservation and community health on Thursday, July 15 at 5:30 pm

The agency welcomes the public to participate in “CatTracker: A Smartphone App for Gathering Community Science Data on Free Roaming House Cats” by Jason D. Luscier, Associate Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences at LeMoyne College. The program will discuss how wild cat colonies and domestic pets are at risk of serious disease and death, as well as their serious impact on native wildlife populations. Many communities, the program announcement said, have implemented Trap Neuter Release (TNR) programs in hopes of reducing the cat population.

Sightings reported through the Cat Tracker app help officials better understand the free range cat populations and the effectiveness of these cat management programs.

To sign up, call 315-697-2950 or email The cost of the event is $ 5 per person, $ 3 for members.