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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April 20, 2016
Pippin was rescued along with 77 other cats from a remote property in Quebec, Canada.
April 20, 2016
Out of the Darkness: The HSUS Works to Pass PAWS Act to Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets
The HSUS is working to pass the PAWS Act, federal legislation that includes protections for the pets of domestic violence victims. It also provides grant money for emergency assistance and transitional housing.
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer talks to The HSUS about shelter adoption, his own adopted dogs, and why he helps all animals.
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