Cat:

  • a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice

any of a family (Felidae) of carnivorous usually solitary and nocturnal mammals (such as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah

Feline:

  1. adjective

relating to or affecting cats or other members of the cat family. ie. “feline leukemia”

  1. noun

Domestic:

  1. living near or about human habitations ~domestic vermin~
  2. tame, domesticated ~the domestic cat~

Feral:

  1. of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast
  2. not domesticated or cultivated wild

having escaped from domestication and become wild ~feral cats~ 

 

Stray:

  1. a domestic animal that is wandering at large or is lost

Abandon:

  1. to withdraw protection, support, or help from