What are stray animals?

I am trying to define it for my presentation and I need help! Is it like domestic animals that used to have a proper place, but they are dumped to wander on their own? Sorry if I got it wrong, please help thanks!

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  • Strays are animals that once were pets, but then got lost or abandoned. Otherwise I believe they are called feral.

  • A stray animal is a domesticated pet that lives on its own, maybe it had a home before, maybe it didn’t. Most of the time they exclusively mean dogs and cats, since those are the two main house pets that seem to runaway or get abandoned by their owners more often. You won’t really find a stray bird, and if you did find one you wouldn’t know if it was a stray or not because birds fly freely in both urban and rural areas. Dogs and cats on the other hand are mainly used as pets, if you see one wandering around you think “Poor thing where is its home?”. Dogs and cats are the only housepets that get the animal shelters called on them to come pick them up (Excluding raccoons, coyotes, etc. Those aren’t housepets.)

    So in retrospect, a stray animal is a homeless pet.

  • Define Stray

  • “Strays” to me means any formerly domesticated animal – or whose parents were domesticated – and is now let to run through the streets and woods to fend for itself because it either ran away from its home, got out and got lost and never picked up, or someone dumped it. But an animal can be considered a “stray” after just one day when it is picked up by animal control without a collar, for example, until the owners come to pick it up and pay the fine.

  • My definition would be “domestic animals with no known owner”.

    They haven’t necessarily been dumped or abandoned. Dogs that have owners & escape are often picked up by animal control as strays.

  • Any normally domesticated animal that is roaming wild, particularly around a city or town. There are also feral animals, which are different and usually several generations away from domestication.

  • stray animals are ones that someone dumps off somewhere. they dont’ want them so they just take them out in the country and dump them to whom ever. that is why they are called strays.

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    What are stray animals?

    I am trying to define it for my presentation and I need help! Is it like domestic animals that used to have a proper place, but they are dumped to wander on their own? Sorry if I got it wrong, please help thanks!

  • lost animals….w/o a collar

  • animals that are always in your freakin trash!!

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