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Don't Let Your Cat Go AWOL
Impacts of Free Ranging Cats
Department of the Navy Policy
Feral and free ranging cat control is a necessary action to protect migratory and endangered bird species and the health and welfare of base personnel from wildlife that may carry harmful organisms or disease. Feral cats are known to spread a variety of viruses, bacteria, and unhealthy organisms to humans. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with a existing skin condition or with poor immune systems are especially vulnerable to illnesses from bacteria, viruses and diseases that cats carry.
The following can be spread from cats to humans: