Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Getting a large tub, like at a hardware store, and filling it with cat sand (and cleaning it!) is a good idea. Do clean it regularly and try to tuck it somewhere out of sight (which the ferals will like better anyway).
I'm gonna stand up for your neighbours here and say - Are you encouraging any and all ferals to come to your trailer? Do you limit your care to specific cats? Is there a place away from peoples homes that you can feed them?
If you're been a considerate neighbour point out to them how you are trying to make things unintrusive for them.
I say this because over the last 3 years our neighbour upstairs decided to feed the local cat population. She never got any of them fixed and so at night there were Tom-cat fights outside our bedroom window at 2am. The number of cats paying her a visit increased damatically. She fed them on the balcony outside upstairs which resulted in us having to walk thru cat biscuits
to get to our front door. And to top it off my back porch turned into a shelter/battle ground/spraying spot and
regularly I open my sliding door to be greeted by the stink of urine.
She moved out 2 weeks ago thank goodness, taking 2 cats with her.
Dealing with ferals in a highly populated area is difficult but not ALL your neighbours are bad, my own darling
girls Momma-cat is one of the local strays.