In Colorado Springs, as in cities across the country, an untold number of feral cat colonies exist, where as many as a hundred undomesticated, free-roaming cats live and eat together and reproduce uncontrollably. These cats are a major factor in the serious cat overpopulation problem that exists in the United States, and in Colorado Springs, today. This, in turn, contributes to the hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats that must be euthanized in the United States each year. A community cat is a cat that lives outdoors and does not have a particular home or owner. They may be friendly or, in some cases, feral (not socialized with people). These cats typically depend on humans for their food, whether it is a neighborhood caretaker, dumpster, or other source. Through our Community Cats program, volunteers and staff humanely trap, neuter and vaccinate feral and unowned cats AND then return them to their original colonies, where colony managers continue to care for cats that can no longer reproduce. Volunteers may help with this program in various ways.