This is a loong story so I'll try to keep it short. My neighbor had an outdoor cat a couple of years ago that had 5-6 kittens. She kept all of the kittens and mama, I offered to get them spayed/neutered at no cost or inconvenience to her and she said no. She moved out and left the cats behind and her brother moved in.....their parents own the house and let the kids (both early 20's) live there. Well the brother stopped feeding the cats shortly after he moved in, his excuse when I asked him was that he "didn't want to feed everyone else's cats too". But it's okay for us to feed his cats apparently. So the cats disappeared for the winter to find food and in the Spring were all showing up with babies. I caught 7 cats and 8 kittens and got them all fixed and found good homes for most of them, I kept 4. Last month this same neighbor took in 2 cats for his ex who couldn't keep them, they put the cats outside and I immediately caught them and got them fixed so at least we wouldn't have to deal with more kittens. Well after a week or so he stopped feeding these cats too. I found that out when one was choking trying to eat my chicken feed because it was so hungry, then when I gave it cat food it tried to attack one of my big hens for going by it just because it wanted to protect the food it had. Talking to the neighbor would be pointless, if he started feeding the cats again it wouldn't last long. And talking to his parents wouldn't do any good either, they're the main ones that didn't want the cats fixed in the first place. I've been feeding these two new cats for 2 weeks and he has seen me feeding them at my house, and he still did not feed them. So I contacted a woman I know who runs a no kill rescue and I brought her the cats today. I don't know what else I could have done. They were being seriously neglected and I can't take on even more cats. I already had 2 of my own and basically adopted 4 of his last cats. If someone is not feeding their pet is that considered neglect?? Would they still have rights to the animal? I don't want to get in trouble for just taking these cats, but I seriously doubt this guy will care anyway. His ex might though if she comes back for the cats and they are not here. BTW, this guy is abusive and neglectful toward all animals. His last dog had scars on it's face and I'm pretty sure it was rarely fed. It got loose once and I found it savagely eating one of my chickens. It didn't kill it for fun, it was obviously starving. Luckily he rehomed that poor dog. We also had another random kitten apparently dropped off at the road last week. I got her in to the vet ASAP when I found her. She had a bad UTI (maybe she was peeing outside of her litterbox and that's why she was dumped?) so I got her meds, got her spayed, dewormed, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and ear mites. Then we rehomed her. I am just sooo sick of irresponsible pet owners!!!