Helping Your Neighborhood Cats
By Jaime Lynn Smith
How can you help the estimated tens of millions of homeless and feral cats around the country — especially when the "dog days" of summer creep in?
First, let's make a distinction: a feral cat is born and raised wild, while a stray cat may have had a home at some point and is now homeless. Therefore, stray cats may seem easier to get along than their wilder counterparts. Feeding feral cats is okay — just don’t expect them to get all lovey-dovey with you in return.
Here, then, are few essentials for helping homeless cats.