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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June 30, 2016
Before you rescue that cat you've just met, use these tips to find out if she's someone’s pet, a loosely owned community cat or a member of a colony that’s being fed nearby.
June 22, 2016
Caring for feral cat colonies requires more than just providing food and water -- it takes a village. Dedicated caretakers can work with their communities to help neighborhood cats and humans at the same time.
June 22, 2016
The Clawful Truth: Learn the facts about declawing and kinder, gentler solutions to the couch-versus-claws conflict
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June 16, 2016
The Pacelle family's Sparrow Fund provides financial assistance for sick or injured dogs and cats without owners. This help made all the difference for Nolan and Mulan, two cats who were both victims of car accidents.