Feral cats can be a big problem in Australia because they maim and kill native wildlife. Originating from the domestic house cat, feral cats are cats that have been abandoned by or run away from their owners and who live life without proper shelter without a master. Because they are not housed or looked after, feral cats can often carry diseases. Another problem with feral cats if they are not neutered is that they will often breed with other cats, often domesticated one, giving birth to kitten who grow up without a home (if the mother is a stray). Feral cats are generally quite diligent at sourcing their own food, via scavenging or hunting, however they can be a problem because they often prey on native fauna some of which may be endangered species. If you have a problem with feral cats, a local pest control company may be able to help you set some traps to catch them. Once caught a local pound may be able to take care of them or even find them a safe, new home.