Free-Roaming Cats

Free-roaming cats exist in communities around the world. Some cats are allowed outdoors periodically but also spend time indoors with their families. Others are fed by their caretakers but live outdoors only. Some free-roaming cats are former pets that were lost or abandoned. There are also cats that have become “feral.” Feral cats spend all or most of their lives outdoors, living in a wild or semi-wild state. In any of these free-roaming situations, cats face many dangers outdoors.

Health concerns for outdoor cats

Safety and environmental concerns for outdoor cats

Keeping indoor cats happy

How can I help free-roaming cats in my community?

Humane Deterrents for Free-Roaming Cats

Tips for Caregivers

Check out our Free Roaming Cat Task Force  page. Also, see their recommendations for managing free-roaming cats in Orange County, NC.

Review and download our brochure about free-roaming cats: