BTW - that one stray led to our discovering the tip of the iceberg. We contacted our vet, borrowed a trap, and got to work. The iceberg might seem huge, but once feeding regularly, the ferals are really quite easy to trap. Especially if there is an organization for you to contact that can help, as lotsocats pointed out, anyone with any experience at all will be able to help tackle that iceberg. The only way to help the homeless cats is one cat at a time.
If you'd like to read the story of that one stray and how she helped us help so many other cats, please click on this link: http://savesamoa.org/html/booger.html
...and since then, we've relocated many of the ferals to become barn cats. We've set up relationships with local area vets, and they contact us when people call in for assistance with ferals. And as the ferals continue to show up here, we continue to trap them, have them sterilized, and return them. This way they can live out their lives but without creating more homeless cats in so doing.
There are many people out there like Gary and I. If you feel overwhelmed on your own, and you don't live in Worcester County - maybe they know of someone or an organization in your area that can help? Also, calling local area vets to find the "crazy cat people" that might be able to help often turns up someone - or people - like Gary and I.
And if you want to borrow a trap and tackle the project yourself, you can search for low-cost spay/neuter services by clicking on the link in my signature line. You can also ask local vets and shelters if they're aware of any low-cost spay/neuter programs. And if you need help trapping, we've got advice for you here...
Any questions you have or other help you might need, please just ask.