The issues surrounding feral cats are often misunderstood. After all, these are cats that were abandoned by people, or the progeny of abandoned cats. Over the past decade it has become evident that the only proven method of humanely reducing the number of feral cats is through the use of the TNR system, or Trap, Neuter, Return. Across the country and around the world, everyday citizens are recognizing this and volunteering to do something about the issue. Free feral cat spay and neuter clinics are growing at a tremendous rate and if you cannot start one yourself, you can join one in your neighborhood. The Humane Society of the United States has posted a website listing the many hundreds of feral cat TNR clinics in the United States. Visit their website and find one in your area. It will be one of the most rewarding things you can do.