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
June 23, 2015
Give your kitty a safe outdoor experience with a "catio"---a patio or screened-in porch made for cats.
June 23, 2015
Animal control officers in Santa Cruz County work with The HSUS Pets for Life Program to adopt a community-based approach to helping pets, their owners and the community.
June 18, 2015
Warm weather and high humidity can be dangerous for community (feral and stray) cats. Follow these general tips to keep cats who live outdoors cool and healthy.
May 12, 2015
Whether it’s an engraved sterling silver disk from a fancy boutique or a make-it-yourself aluminum circle from a pet store, your cat’s ID tag is more than feline jewelry. It’s a vital safety net for keeping you and your companion together.