Can I say "street cat" instead of "alley cat"? Which one is common?
Yes, you can say "street cat" instead of alley cat." Both are similar in meaning but "alley cat" is more commonly used than "street cat." However, we commonly use "feral cats" instead of these two phrases. Ex: We took in a sick alley cat and named him Oliver. Ex: Spay and neuter programs are really important for our street cats. Ex: There is an alley cat that lives on my street. Ex: I try to feed street cats whenever I can.