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Cat Tracker is a project designed to discover the secret life of your cat ... with GPS!

Initial Cat Tracks Results are in! Learn the secrets of over 6 dozen cats HERE: http://cats.yourwildlife.org/cat-tracks/

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  Register!
Register and sign the Informed Consent form.
 Register Now

Get a Harness!
Make a GPS harness
 OR
 Obtain a GPS harness
 (if local to Raleigh/Durham University)
DIY Instructions



Start Tracking!
Set cat loose for 9 days with the GPS harness safely affixed to your cat



Get your Data!
Download and then Upload Data from collar (if DIY),
OR Return harness and GPS unit if local to Raleigh/Durham University
DIY Instructions

About the Project

We want to resolve some of the wild mysteries of house cats, ancient mysteries of the animal with which millions of Americans share their beds, couches and nearly everything else.



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Diet

We want to learn more about where and what cats are hunting by examining their prey, or really, the remnants of their prey in their feces. Recent research estimates that free-ranging domestic cats (including un-owned and owned cats) in the US kill 1-4 billion birds and 6-22 billion mammals each year. These staggering numbers suggest free-ranging cats may be a major predator with huge conservation consequences for native species.

Information about the spatial extent of cat hunting across the landscape (urban, suburban, rural) will help us better understand the threats that free-ranging, owned cats pose to wildlife.




Microbiome & Health
  Cat Tracker Frequently Asked Questions     
Will my personal information be displayed online?     
Can my cat participate?     
I have several indoor/outdoor cats. Can they all participate?     
Will this harm my cat?     
I am ready to track my cat! She has worn the harness for two days and the GPS is programmed. Now what?     
The GPS case is tearing, what should I do?     
   

http://cats.yourwildlife.org/