Catseyes are a native pest in Ireland, but the number of cats has been declining in recent years.
As a result, Ireland has become one of the world’s most overpopulated countries for pest control.
The Irish Department of Agriculture says that about 5,000 cats have been killed by Ireland’s pest control service, which relies on the help of volunteers to catch the animals.
It’s one of three agencies in the country that relies on volunteers for pest management, according to Minister for Agriculture Pat Rabbitte.
He says they are also needed for other reasons.
“There are many other areas that have lost cat populations as well, that’s why we need to look at these issues in a holistic way,” Rabbitte said.
Rabbitte says Ireland’s cat population has been increasing since the mid-1990s.
He blames climate change for that, saying Ireland has not had enough rainfall and temperatures have risen.
“It’s also not a simple matter of people coming in, it’s also people leaving and they don’t want to be part of the problem,” Rabbittes said.
The Department of Agricultural and Food Protection, which also has a pest control program, has a volunteer coordinator who helps volunteers to keep tabs on the cats.
He said that volunteers have the power to help cats in Ireland.
“Volunteers are able to help with the assessment of cats and their location, and then to come and take care of the cats,” said Michael Ryan, the director of volunteer services.
Ryan said volunteers come in and help cats and help with keeping them contained, cleaning up the areas where they have been, and keeping them healthy.
“The problem is that the cats can be a little bit over-burdened, that they get to be so stressed that they just get tired and we just need to be able to keep them out of the situation,” Ryan said.
Ryan says he believes that cats are more likely to be taken by the Irish Department’s pest service, if there are people on the premises.
“That is an issue that is happening to the cat owners, not to the cats themselves, they should be the ones getting them away,” Ryan added.
Rabbittes says that, while the cats are no longer in danger of being killed by the pest control system, there are still people who might have a problem with the situation.
“People are not really understanding what’s going on and how much it is costing the country, that the cost is in our pocket, we don’t have to go out and put our hands in our pockets, so we don-t want to pay,” Rabbitts said.
However, the Department of Fisheries says they do not charge volunteers to kill cats.
They said that they can kill a cat if it is in distress or if it has taken to the area because of a cat attack.
In 2017, Ireland recorded 2,200 cat kills.
There were a total of 9,819 cat attacks reported in Ireland in 2017.
Ryan, who has been a volunteer for more than 20 years, said he has seen that a lot of people do not want to take part in the system, and that they would rather be on their own.
Ryan also believes that volunteers are helping to save cats.
“I have seen people who have been working in the area, who have had to leave the area in order to get rid of the cat,” Ryan told CBC News.
“A lot of those people, those people are volunteers, they’re trying to do it for the animals themselves.
They are not taking a pay cheque, they are trying to save a cat.”
In the meantime, Rabbitte wants volunteers to take more time with the cats in the future.
“We want to have cats that are going to be living in the environment, and there are a lot more of them than there are cats in this country,” Rabbitt said.
“They are getting older and they are starting to become a bit more dependent on humans.
I think we need people to take their time with these cats.”