What is a “Community Cat” – Definitions

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What’s a community cat?

A “community cat” is a cat that doesn’t have an owner. It may be a stray pet who lost their way home, or one who was abandoned when the owners moved away. It may also be a feral cat born in the wild, who has never had an owner. Regardless of how they became a community cat-and whether or not you enjoy having them as neighbors-these animals are now the shared responsibility of our community. Our local shelters can only find homes for adoptable animals with some promise of socialization; for many cats born into the wild, this is not an option.

Whether you consider them a public nuisance or a furry family of neighbors, it takes a community to manage our community cats. By working together, we can address the issue in a way that ensures our beautiful Napa Valley stays healthy and humane.

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