Free-roaming cats exist in communities around the world. Some cats are allowed outdoors periodically but also spend time indoors with their families. Others are fed by their caretakers but live outdoors only. Some free-roaming cats are former pets that were lost or abandoned. There are also cats that have become “feral.” Feral cats spend all or most of their lives outdoors, living in a wild or semi-wild state. In any of these free-roaming situations, cats face many dangers outdoors.