Do they happen to be black? Someone eight years ago left a female black cat on the block I live on. They had multiplied quickly and it wasn t uncommon to see around 15 in this area. It's just out of the city limits and a semi-rural area. They were NOT pests. In fact, they did an excellent job of keeping the mice population at zero. However, recently, after their peaceful existence in this area, someone has decided to eliminate them. The Custer County Fund for Animals had gotten at least half of them neutered/spayed. Their ears were notched. Each one cost them a minimum of $85. Each one that is gone, was one that had been treated, not only neutered, but vaccinated, as well. The latest fatality was a female who was obviously just released 4 days prior to her disappearance. She had generously been shaved also, by the Veterinarian, so whoever trapped her surely knew she had been just treated. All of these cats are black in color, is why I asked what color these were. As everyone knows, I strongly believe in taking care of all animals, showing them respect and kindness. I m not to pleased about this! And it's a proven fact that TNR (trap/neuter/release) is the only way to resolve the issue of feral cats. If you eliminate a feral colony by destroying as many as possible, other feral cats WILL move into the area because its generally abundant in wild food sources and has numerous areas for them to live in. Ask a member of the CCFFA, if you don t agree.