I worked with a lady at ADL several years ago. We kept seeing 4 feral cats near a gas station that had woods behind building. The cashiers put food out for them and me and my husband gave them shelter I wanted to get them some help because they didn’t need to live there. So I called for assistance. The lady from ADL trapped all 4 and they are still living in our basement. They are all friendly and socialized now. So I’ve had experience with feral cats before. The neighborhood we live in has woods behind our house. We have a couple of ferals that come to eat after dark so I put food out for them. They looked pretty well fed so I tried to figure out who else was feeding them. If you cut through our woods there is a townhouse complex. There is a couple of ladies that feed them. I found that out last summer. This summer a cat starting coming that I knew was pregnant so we tried to trap her but wasn’t able before she had kittens. Finally found kittens under a neighbors porch several streets over. I was able to trap all 4 kittens and mom. While searching for kittens I talked to lady feeding ferals at townhouses. Just doesn’t know what to do because although she is feeding them they have been reproducing and it’s getting out of control. The lady at ADL that helped me can no longer trap because she has cancer. I offered to help. The one female she feeds has already had 5 litters. A lot of the kittens end up getting run over in parking lot. She just had kittens about 3 months ago. We have 2 traps and I’ve been able to trap 2 kittens so far and they have been extremely easy to socialize. Very sweet kittens. ADL is helping with shots and surgeries for all. After letting you know all this and asking for any advice on how to trap others I have one other question. I managed to trap one of the males that had been coming to eat at our house for several months. Took him to have surgery and shots. I decided to keep him in our basement bathroom for awhile to see if he could be socialized. I kept him for 3 months. All he did was hide. He never would even come out to eat food when I was in room. I would sit in floor and talk to him and try to play with him but he wasn’t having anything to do with it. We have 10 of our own cats and now I’ve taken in mom and 4 kittens and 2 other kittens. Our house is overrun with cats. So I felt like the male feral needed to go back out. He didn’t really have a life other than coming out of hiding to eat when no one was there. I will say this community of cat have the woods and a easy cut through from townhouses to our house. So I left the window open for him to go back out. He went out about 3 days ago. We have cameras on our front porch and deck. I haven’t seen him since. I am so worried about him. I thought he would just go back out and come for food early morning and right after dark. That’s when he came before. I am putting food near edge of woods and it’s being eaten. Did I do the wrong thing putting him out? I really didn’t have the extra room since he wasn’t coming around at all.