I am not a fan of stray cats - they poop all over my lawn and in my garden and rip me out of a sound sleep with their wailing at 2am, they damage the paint on my car and dirty my windshield. I don't understand why dog owners have to licence their dog when we rarely have a loose dog and we are limited to the number of dogs owned, but cat owners can have as many as they want running all over the neighbourhood and don't have to pay a dang thing. Case in point, one neighbour has 9 outdoor cats and apparently she's not feeding them well enough so another neighbour (whom I'm friends with) started to feed them. Before she left for a 2 week vacation she asked me to feed the outdoor cats. I said 'yes' because there was no one else she could ask and she's my friend, but to me it was like asking me to feed the squirrels or wild rats.
I don't like feeding these cats but they've become dependant on this food and I promised my friend I would do it. But then Jp found out what I was doing, and well you can imagine how that went.
I suppose I should have told my friend 'no' although she would never have understood my rationale and now I'm stuck with the task until she returns. So tell me - what would you do? How do you feel about stray cats in your neighbourhood?