Cat Deaths in Pounds and Shelters
Unfortunately, when any cat is “rescued” or taken to a shelter, its chances of having a future are slim. A socialized cat only has a 23% chance of being adopted into a home. There are just not enough homes for all of them.
However, feral cats have an even worse shot at life. Feral cats are not socialized to humans and cannot tolerate living with them. Therefore they are virtually unadoptable. The only other option for them is death. In fact, it is believed that almost all feral cats entering into shelters and pounds are killed.