Orange County Government, Florida

Feral Cats

Living with community cats

What is a Feral Cat?

A feral cat is a wild, undomesticated cat that is not friendly toward humans and prefers to live outside. Often, feral cats live under the care of a colony caretaker. However, community cats include lost, stray and abandoned cats that may be used to humans but have acclimated to living in a colony out of necessity.

Options for Ferals

If the cats are not causing a nuisance but you would like to stop the reproduction cycle, Animal Services encourages you to call CARE Feline TNR, Inc. Animal Services works in conjunction with CARE Feline TNR, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the population of feral (wild) and abandoned cats through its Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. CARE is operated solely by volunteers and with donations received from the public. Through CARE, Animal Services provides feral cats with spay and neuter services and free vaccinations.

Animal Services has also launched a TNR program aimed at curbing growing populations of feral cats. This program is ideal for residents who are amenable to the cats remaining on their property, but would like to have them sterilized and vaccinated. For more information on this program, please call 407-836-3111 or check out the door hanger on the left side bar.

If feral cats are causing a nuisance and you wish to have them removed from your neighborhood, you must contact Orange County Animal Services to make appropriate arrangements for removal. Our trapping coordinator will guide you through the process.

Contact Us

Orange County Animal Services
Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
2769 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839-2162

Phone: (407) 836-3111

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