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28 Oct 2021
10:00 am

WATCH: First-ever cat count in the US

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As part of the DC Cat Count, researchers set up wildlife cameras in more than 1,500 spots across the city.

Sam Miller, media relations manager of the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), pets a cat at an HRA animal shelter in Washington, DC, on 15 October 2021. The photo is part of the DC Cat Count, a first of its kind, three-year effort by animal welfare advocates, conservationists and scientists to enumerate every felis catus in Washington. Picture: Bastien Inzaurralde/AFP

Animal welfare advocates, conservationists and scientists have carried out a three-year effort to count every cat in the US capital and provide an accurate estimate of the size of Washington’s indoor, outdoor and shelter population, as well as the health of the city’s cats.

As part of the DC Cat Count, researchers set up wildlife cameras in more than 1,500 spots across the city.

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