feral cat is a descendant of a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild. It is distinguished from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandon, while feral cats are born in the wild. The offspring of a stray cat can be considered feral if born in the wild.
There are many opinions about how to manage the estimated 50 million feral and stray cats, also known as community cats, in the United States. Understanding this complex and emotional issue is essential to combating cat overpopulation.
The Humane Society of the United States can help you find a group, learn how to care for a feral cat, find organizations in your area and more!