Realization Community Cats and Working Cats have value to humans
A “feral” is a cat who is not socialized and exhibits some degree of wild behavior. Feral cats tend to be fearful of people and keep their distance. This makes them difficult to handle and impossible to place in adoptive homes. For this reason feral cats faced almost certain killing in animal shelters.
Feral, Free-roaming or community cats form groups called “colonies.” Colonies can form anywhere there is adequate food and shelter. In urban or suburban areas, they can be found in alleyways, vacant lots, abandoned buildings, parks, shopping centers and backyards, to name a few. The vast majority of cats in these colonies are not completely wild because they rely on people for their food source, whether it’s a dumpster behind a restaurant or a kind neighbor