I came back from my vacation and got right back at it. With winter approaching, the trapping window is quickly closing. I checked out a site I was told about, some cats behind an apartment building that was undergoing construction. Sure enough, I saw 3 cats and kittens. The cats didn't appear truly feral. I went again tonight and was patting one of the cats, about to grab it, when a woman started to yell at me. It became apparent she was the super, I tried explaining that I wanted to help but she said they were "her" cats and she told me to leave the property immediately. As much as I tried to reason with her politely, it was of no use, she continued to berate and threatened to call the police, saying I was an idiot.
I had no choice but to leave, I was angry and heartbroken, I felt those cats could be saved, she might feed them but they had no shelters and will continue to have generation after generation of kittens. I will try calling Animal Services and the owner of the building but I don't have much faith that will work.
I also returned to the colony near mine this week, the feeder was away but I found the three little kittens, two orange and one grey in the machine shop. I didn't have a carrier with me so I gathered them up and put them in a cardboard box, they are only about 4-5 weeks old so easy to grab. Thankfully Joanne was willing to take them in. This morning I got up at (gasp) 5 a.m.! to try to trap there. I wasn't able to trap the mom but did get another female. I feel surprisingly awake for having been up that many hours.