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Feral cat

Felis catus


Feral cat.


Feral cats are not pets but urban wildlife They are wild born, descended in some cases, generations ago, from domestic cats. This female lives in an empty building in downtown Toronto. The feral cat population is estimated at approximately 100,000 in the city of Toronto. Feral colonies need to be managed by people to keep them from growing.

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annorion 8 years ago

Woot! Woot! Great job Lauriewrites!! This is the kind of stuff that makes me smile :-)

lauriewrites 8 years ago

I agree, Egyptflower and annorion. I've volunteered for six years with a cat rescue group to do just that. The cat in the photo has been trapped, neutered and released. (And vaccinated!)

Egyptflower 8 years ago

It will decrease the amount of feral and stray cats in your area and also increase the population of lizards, rabbits, squirrels, birds, and more small animals. Sorry about that, annorion!

Egyptflower 8 years ago

Hi Laurie! If possible, you should trap, neuter, and release this feral cat and visit:

annorion 9 years ago

I totally agree! Sometimes you can find local groups that will help with the cost of spay and neutering of ferals. Just takes a little bit of your time.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on May 15, 2010
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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