What is the difference between a free-roaming cat and a feral cat? Free-roaming cats are generally friendly toward people and may have an owner, but are allowed to roam free, or were owned at some time in the past but have been abandoned. Feral cats are not socialized and do not make good pets as they are scared of people and can rarely be touched or domesticated. Whether a cat is feral or free-roaming, they both play a large role in the pet over-population problem, and should be altered to prevent further suffering.
If you are interested in trapping and spaying or neutering feral or free-roaming cats in your area, and live in the city of Omaha, please call 402-905-3490 to discuss your options as a feral cat colony caretaker. If you live outside of the Omaha city limits, please contact Feline Friendz at www.felinefriendz.org for more information.
*Please note: Due to staffing issues, the NHS Spay and Neuter Center has temporarily ceased operations so our medical staff can provide care for the homeless animals at the core of our mission. We plan to re-open the SNC as soon as possible and are actively hiring positions. We know this is a hardship and are truly sorry for the inconvenience.
If you decide to bring your cat(s) to the NHS Spay & Neuter Center (SNC) to be sterilized, please note the following information: