We conducted our pilot study in City Island, NY, during June and July of 2020. A small island in the outer Bronx, City Island is known for its boat harborage and seafood restaurants. Why did we select this location? We combed maps of the coasts and waterways of the United States looking for the perfect place that could meet some very special requirements. We chose City Island for its compact size, physical isolation as an island to prevent frequent movement of cats in and out of the study area, and visible outdoor cat population during a site visit.
Check back soon for information on locations we will begin monitoring in May and June 2021! We have selected places with different climates and we can't wait to start studying the cats in these places.