There are a lot homeless cats in world and this number is growing daily. You may have seen them in your neighborhood; cats that aren’t wearing tags and shun human contact. Homeless or feral cats are cats that have been abandoned or have grown up in the wild with little human social contact. These cats are un-owned and oftentimes in poor health. The homeless feral cat tends to have a shortened lifespan.
While some free roaming cats are abandoned by their human families, many are lost. A little detective work will help determine whether the cat you’ve found has been abandoned or is lost and what your next steps should be.
Unfortunately, most pet owners do not provide their cats with collars and identification tags or microchips. If the cat you find does have tags, the owner can be notified from this information. And you can help.
Homeless cats or stray kittens are usually domestic cats who are lost or abandoned. Many are frequently or infrequently fed by well intentioned animal lovers but unfortunately this behaviour simply extends a lifestyle of danger, disease, discomfort and illness. Feeding homeless cats extends rather than helps the problem. A cat needs all the benefits of a loving home.