colony of feral cats on the property, the whole point of feeding them/caring for them was to get them spayed and neutered. We know there are too many unwanted cats and dogs, it's a huge issue everywhere and the notion of so many animals being euthanized just breaks my heart. My thinking was that I could befriend them, and once I could handle them a bit, I could get them to the vet. If they were quite friendly, I hoped to find them homes. A little naive, perhaps. Some of the cats have never become comfortable with me, and now we have kittens. I feel so bad about this - I could have tried harder and trapped the unfriendly cats. In making some inquiries, I found that the local rescues, like Funds For Furry Friends, are over-whelmed with cats. People look for the 'free' kitten ads in the paper, and balk at paying the small fee the rescues require. The fee includes spaying or neutering and shots, and is really a great value compared to what the people would pay on their own at the vets. People who get the 'free' kittens quite often don't get them spayed, and more kittens arrive. It's an unfortunate cycle, and now I've contributed to it. I feel really bad. In the meantime, I've never been around kittens, and they are soooo darn cute; even these little guys whose eyes aren't open yet.