Community Cat

Dragon, beloved leader of a small feral cat colony cared for by OAS staff & volunteers.

Community cats, sometimes called feral, stray, or outdoor cats, can be friendly or unsocial, but they aren’t lost: they are free-roaming cats who live—at least part of the time—outside. They share our neighborhoods and find shelter in yards, alleys, parking lots, and porches. Community cats may have one or more compassionate caregivers who help provide food and shelter, and, as a result, they often have more than one name.

If a healthy, free-roaming cat is visiting your yard and has no identification:

For more guidance on community cats and kittens, click here.