Characterization of cat population in Viña del Mar, Chile
Caracterización de la población de gatos en viviendas de la ciudad de Viña del Mar, Chile
Morales, María A.
In order to know some demographic characteristics of cat population in Viña del Mar a questionnaire survey was done to a sample of dwellings of the city.A total population size of 43,951 cats with confidence limits (95%) of 36,149 and 51,762 was estimated.Only 33% of dwellings had cats with and average of 0,42 cats by dwelling.The human to cat ratio was 9.3:1, the sex ratio was 88 males by 100 females. The mean age was 2 years and 7 months, more than 50% of the population was 2 years or younger.The principal reasons to keep a cat was for companion and rat control.