Community cats are free-roaming cats seen in communities nationwide. These cats are stray, lost or abandoned. Some may be friendly, though many are unsocialized, feral and cannot be adopted.
The City of Bowie adopted Resolution R-70-14 on November 17, 2014 endorsing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) as the best non-lethal program for resolving community cat issues. The City supports the efforts of local participants performing TNR toward reducing the community cat population.