Am feeding a few feral colonies. In each area I am having problem with people in the area. No one around wants to help the cats, they don't want them around at all. These cats in each area were there, starving. No one cared enough to put down food. Some people are nasty and will deliberately slam a door or pick up food bowls and chase the cats away. The cats are scared, just trying to survive. They look forward to seeing me, and now I have to try to time going to each place around when people will not be around. It is very despairing. I have already taken so many in, and am dealing with pregnant females as well. So I can't take them all (though if I could, I would). My goal is just to make sure they are fed and safe and okay. I can't even stay long enough in some spots just to see how they are doing for the day. I also try to help socialize them a bit when I see them, attempting to gain their trust and let them come closer, especially so I can help them if needed. However, with everything going on, it is difficult to even see them on some days. It feels like there are just so many nasty selfish people that see me as a nuissance, just as much if not more, than the cats. Though it was negligence from people in the area that caused each colony to form. The cats are all so innocent and don't understand. Does anyone else have issues like this??? It feels like all my efforts to help them can easily be sabotaged by one nasty person, and it feels like everyday I must prepare for the next "battle" just to make sure these cats can be fed...
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4/6/09 at 7:06pm