Population estimates vary widely, but outdoor cats are found in almost every neighborhood across the U.S. These cats include community cats—friendly stray or abandoned cats as well as feral (unsocialized) cats—and owned cats let outside to roam and reproduce.
Understanding the complex and emotional issues relating to outdoor cats is essential to combating cat overpopulation and keeping cats and wildlife safe and healthy.
You don't have to go it alone when helping local community (feral and stray) cats. Use our map to find nearby organizations, shelters, rescue groups, veterinary clinics and spay/neuter clinics in both the United States and Canada.
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Companion Animal News & Resources
August 19, 2015
In celebration of St. Francis Day, a Wisconsin church helps real animals and blesses the stuffed toy kind.
August 17, 2015
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August 11, 2015
Is your cat frightened of the vet? Try our four simple tips to make your cat's visits to the veterinarian easier for both of you.
August 10, 2015
A look back at Hurricane Katrina and the passage of the PETS Act, requiring pets to be included in local and state emergency planning.