Cat Statistics

A Glimpse into the Lives of Cats Worldwide

Global Cat Population

There are over 400 million cats living worldwide, gracing various regions with their presence.

Feral Cat Situation

In the US alone, around 73 million cats are considered feral, living in the wild and fending for themselves.

Shelter Entries

Approximately 3.2 million cats enter animal shelters in the US every year.

Preference for Kittens

Statistics reveal that most cats adopted from shelters are kittens, signifying a preference among adopters.

Community Cats' Supporters

Nearly 10% of Americans regularly feed community cats, showing compassion towards these felines.

Impact on Mammal Species

Cats have contributed to the decline of 27 mammal species, underlining the importance of responsible pet ownership.

Jumping Abilities

Cats are agile creatures, capable of jumping 5-6 times their average height.

Gestation Period

The gestation period of a cat typically lasts around 63-67 days, culminating in the birth of kittens.

Longevity Record

The oldest cat on record lived to be 38 years and 3 days old, demonstrating the potential longevity of our feline friends.

Expenditure on Cat Food

 In 2020, cat owners spent an average of $228 on cat food and $58 on treats, highlighting the investment in cat nutrition.

Adoption Trends

Explore the trends in cat adoption, focusing on preferences and contributing factors.

Ethical Considerations

Learn about the impact cats can have on local wildlife and the environment.

Community Contribution

Uncover the statistics behind the community's involvement and contribution to cat wellbeing.