Statistics About The Average Lifespan Of An Outdoor Cat

The average lifespan of an outdoor cat is typically around 2 to 5 years, with a high variability due to various factors such as predation, accidents, and diseases.

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"On average, domestic outdoor cats live for about 5.625 years."

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"Outdoor cats' lifespan will be significantly shorter than indoor cats, sometimes living less than 5 years."

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"Roughly 75% of all outdoor kittens don’t survive beyond the 6th month."

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"The risk of trauma outdoors is over 10 times greater for cats than indoor cats."

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"Only 25% of free-roaming cats lived to be 7.1 years old or more."

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"It is estimated that around 55.6 million cats in the United States are outdoor cats."

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"Roughly 80% of TNR (trap-neuter-return) cats had lived 7.3 years since initial capture."

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"On average, about 45% of outdoor cats in the US are rarely or never taken to the vet."

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"Only about 25% of outdoor cats have been spayed or neutered, which can potentially harm their lifespan."

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"About 10% of outdoor cats don't survive past 1 year of age."

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"Of free-roaming pet and colony cats in Edmonton, Canada, 20% of deaths were due to trauma."

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"In a study of 79 free-roaming cats in rural Illinois, those neutered lived, on average, 7.9 years."

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"Reported average lifespan of outdoor cats in the UK is around 6.2 years."

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"On average, the lifespan of stray or feral cats without human care is less than 2 years."

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"Among community cats in Rome, Italy, survival probability was 83.5% from 0-1 years, but drops about 60% every year because of the outdoor hazards."

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"Pet cats allowed outside in New Zealand generally live to 7.0 years compared to 9.1 for indoor."

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