Homeless Cat Facts

What are homeless cats?

Homeless cats are sometimes called feral. 

True ferals are not socialized to people.

Who are feral cats?

Feral cats are healthy.

Feral cats are protected under state anti-cruelty laws.

How managed colonies provide benefits:

Stabilizes the population at manageable levels.

Studies have shown that having cats around helps control the rodent populations.

It is more effective and less costly to Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) than repeated attempts at extermination.

Problems created by eliminating cat colonies:

Increase in the number of cats.

Results in a Vacuum (The “Vacuum Effect”).

Rodent populations increase without cats.