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
November 18, 2015
Keeping your cat’s litter box up to his standards is very important. The following suggestions should keep your cat from "thinking outside the box."
October 21, 2015
The Daily Life with Tracey Stewart: Author, Mother and Advocate Shares What She's Learned About How Animals Enrich Our Lives
Tracey Stewart, wife of Jon Stewart, tells us about her new book, Do Unto Animals, and why she and her family are dedicated to helping all animals.
October 15, 2015
Shelter, food, and water are especially important to outdoor cats--feral and stray--in the cold of winter. Follow our advice on building the best kind of shelter and keeping food and water from freezing. Also, to TNR or not to TNR? We'll answer that question.
October 5, 2015
It's a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy.