I live in a area of townhouses. There is a small group of feral cats that live in the area.I feed them and have a nice place outside for them to shelter. I feel that I want to do more for them but I'm really stumped. First of all, they live in a common area and they are technically the responsibility of the owner's association. I think the association considers them a nuisance and do not approve of my feeding them.

I'm fearful that if the association decides to take action they will just be taken away to be euthanized.I could trap them and get them spayed and neutered but that is a big expense for me. I'm retired and don't have a lot of income.I can't find any feral group in this area (southeastern PA) that can offer any help. Practical or financial.Any ideas?
Shelly or Mary could more than likely answer this for you I belive one or both of them has a close affeliation with animal rescue or shelter groups. I think that it is great that you want to care for them. Some feed wild birds, we here like to feed the stray cats.

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I live in a area of townhouses. There is a small group of feral cats that live in the area.I ... income.I can't find any feral group in this area (southeastern PA) that can offer any help. Practical or financial.Any ideas?

If surgery for the females is too expensive, you might take a hint from professional breeders and look into making the males into 'teaser toms' for 'sterile matings', by vasectomy. The first four links here have more info: http://tinyurl.com/4zsmy
Margaret