An article by a fledgling TNR advocate caught my interest recently when she remarked she’d had to maneuver to avoid a dozen or so cats lounging around a parking lot while attending a meeting. (Link above)
She investigated and found there were piles of food and water around the area from people who fed them but none of the pets had been spayed and neutered. This inspired her to initiate a TNR project.
While perhaps better than doing nothing for the cats in this case, I wonder if she ever considers how other visitors to the area view having to avoid the newly spayed-neutered cats again lounging around the parking lot or their excrement? Nowhere in the article was the impact of the feral pets on the fauna of the area mentioned, of course.