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What To Do About a Stray Cat: Introduction

Since cats wander around outside, what constitutes an actual stray?

MetPet.com Staff Writer

Few of us can pass a stray cat on the street without wanting to pick it up and find it a home.  At the very least, we want to test it for diseases, have it neutered and vaccinated and set it on its way (which is usually as far as our backdoor). 

Since cats are tremendously successful breeders, the number of stray cats never seems to decline even with the best of intentions and efforts.  Here are some basics about stray cats.

 

- A small percentage, usually around 10% depending on the area, have infectious diseases like FIV or FELV.  These can be transmitted to healthy, unvaccinated cats and, when vaccinations fail, to vaccinated cats. 

- Some "strays" are just outdoor cats roaming their territory.  If they are well-groomed and well-fed, they likely have a home.  If, over time, they become thin and unkempt they are likely lost or abandoned.

- Some strays are feral cats, domestic cats reverting to their wild behavior which they do easily in a single generation without sufficient human contact. Feral cats are difficult to make into domestic cats and, at best, become backdoor eat-and-runners.

- The easiest stray to take in are pets who are lost or have been abandoned.  They are approachable and, because they have experienced a difficult life outdoors, can become enormously affectionate pets. 

- If you decide to adopt or find a home for a stray cat, be prepared for a few hundred dollars worth of veterinary costs plus your time and effort to incorporate the newcomer into your home or find a new home.  This isn't an easy task since there are so many cats available but it's well worth the effort.
 

 

 
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