There's many 'strays' [at least that's what I refer to them as] around my house. I feed them daily, I peek out my window between different intervals and see different kitties all of the time. Some will let me get close and gently pet them, others won't let me come near them.
With the one's who will let me pet them while they're eating- they've obviously had SOME sort of socialization and are not ferals. I really want to continue to spay/neuter all of the animals around my neighborhood to try and keep the population down. But i'm wondering, what if these are actually someone's pet? Maybe they're not the best pet owner if their kitty is coming to my house for food and is not fixed- but is it possible they have a place they call home even though they come to mine?
I think it might be a little weird if I fix one of them and then the owner is sitting at home scratching their head as to why their kitty is shaved and no longer able to reproduce haha [although they should be thanking me if that was the case!!!]