What is a Feral Cat?
Feral cats are the 'wild' offspring of domestic cats and are the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay and neuter their animals, leading to uncontrolled breeding. Feral cat 'colonies' can be found in urban, rural and even areas quite remote from human dwellings. They are elusive and do not trust humans.
The general myth holds that domesticated animals will survive when returned to the "wild". However, contrary to popular belief, domestic animals do not automatically return to their "natural" instincts and cannot fend for themselves! All too often a stray suffers a violent ending, or a slow painful death - all alone. Many "throwaways" die mercilessly outdoors from starvation, disease and abuse.