This seems to be a confusing term throughout the rescue community and shelters. A true FERAL cat is a cat who we guarantee you don’t want to be around because they can be quite aggressive, feisty, and you won’t be able to touch them. Think of a smaller version of a lion and you have a feral cat! They have NOT been socialized with humans and we are very scary to them. With animals, fear often equals aggression. As much as we want to help them love us, it’s likely that they will never get to that point.