Reasoned, sustained, science-focused deliberation.

Feral Cat Task Force

Public officials, Kaua‘i Island residents, non-profit organizations, private associations, regulators and interested others face continuing policy questions regarding feral cats. Kaua‘i’s possibly expanding feral cat population poses numerous challenges. Cats are beloved animals, respected sentient creatures, and cherished pets for many people. For others, they are serious predators on threatened and endangered birds and carriers of sometimes dangerous diseases.

Peter S. Adler, working under the auspices of the International Law Foundation, a Hawai‘i-registered 501(c)3 organization, has received a $30,000 grant from the County of Kaua‘i to organize, convene, and facilitate a task force made up of diverse individuals. With the highest consensus possible, The Feral Cats Task Force will advise the County as to what specific policies and plans should be put in place to manage feral cats.

Links to project information:
Updated March 13, 2014

Final Report and Transmittal Letter

Background Readings and Maps

Task Force Members

Feral Cat Task Force Process

Cat Charter

Painting of Cats and Sparrows by Byeon Sangbyeok Myojakdo
(public domain)

Notices (Meeting Summaries and Updates)