Stray vs. Feral

Stray Feral
May Approach people, houses, porches or cars Will not approach and will likely seek hiding places to avoid people
Might walk more like a housecat – such as walking with tail up – a sign of friendliness May crawl, crouch, stay low to the ground and protect body with tail
May be vocal, meow, or answer your voice Won’t meow, beg, or purr
Will be visivble primarily during the daytime More likely to be nocturnal: occassionally out during the day
Will probably be dirty or disheveled Will probably have a clean, well-kept coat
Will not have an eartip Will likely have an eartip if neutered as part of a Trap-Neuter-Return program