ABN Already been neutered
ABS Already been spayed
Community cat A free-roaming cat living outside. Includes feral and stray/friendly
Cryptorchid A male cat having one or two undescended testicals
DLH Domestic long hair
DMH Domestic medium hair
DSH Domestic short hair
Feral cat A cat that is wild or unsocialized to people
Free-roaming cat A cat living outside. Could be feral or stray/friendly
FVRCP A 3-in-1 vaccine for cats against feline rhinotracheitis virus, calicivirus and panleukopenia (distemper)
Neuter Castration of a male cat
Polydactyl Having additional “fingers” or “toes”
Predation The hunting and killing of prey
RTF/RTC Return to Field/Return to Colony
S/N Spay/Neuter
SNR Shelter-Neuter-Return
Spay Hysterectomy or removal of uterus and ovaries of a female cat
Stray cat A friendly cat that is lost or abandoned
TNR Trap-Neuter-Return (not Release)
TNRM Trap-Neuter-Return-Monitor
TNVR Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return
Vacuum Effect When species are removed from an area, a vacuum is created whereby new members of that species move in
Working cat A cat relocated to new guardians for the primary purpose of deterring rodents