Bless their hearts and yours too. At least they are receiving loving kindness from people at the shelter and aren't relegated to surviving on the streets. I used to volunteer at a shelter and would foster dogs - I would always ask for the dog that needed to get out of there the most because some would have been there for months. Now that I have a family and more of my own animals and less time, I can't do that anymore, but it was hard seeing the ones that were sweet who people would just bypass because they weren't puppies or kittens or the cutest ones. The last cat I adopted was a stray who had been at a rescue center for the better part of a year - he was a nondescript black cat - who has turned out to be absolutely beautiful with love and care and has the funniest personality ever! The (pregnant) stray who recently found me is a basic brown tabby who would likely be overlooked at a shelter, so rather than keep one of her kittens like my kids want to do, I told them we will try to find homes for the kittens, but probably keep her if she doesn't get a home with them because she would be the harder one to place - plus she's a sweetheart. I wish people would ask the shelter workers which cats would be a best match for them rather than just going on appearance because people who work there have better insight into the personalities of the animals and some of the best matches might not be the prettiest cats or dogs. Bless you for what you do. You are an angel. I'm sure the kitties sense that you care and that counts for a lot.