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 organizations, shelters, rescue groups, veterinary clinics and spay/neuter clinics near you.
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Companion Animal News & Resources
July 25, 2014
Ready to adopt a cat? There are so many cats out there, and so many kinds of cats to choose from, it can be hard to know how to choose the right one for you. We can help.
June 27, 2014
Cats can't tell us where or when it hurts. In fact, they often mask illnesses. An important part of diagnosing illness is getting to know your cat's regular habits and behaviors.
June 20, 2014
They serve on the front lines of animal protection, lobbying legislators, assisting rescues, helping shelters and so much more. They’re the HSUS state directors: the first point of contact and often the last hope for animals in need.
June 20, 2014
We can help you take care—and reduce the number—of the free-roaming cats in your community.