Heidi one of my ferals became pregnant last year ... the so and so escaped from her room .. and was out in a flash ...... of course she came back in a few days .. but I took her to the vet and had her spayed ....
I discussed this issue you mentioned with the vet ... in our sitaution in South Africa there was no choice .... is wasnt nice but I had her spayed .. and aborted 4 kittens .
The trouble is ... where would I have found homes for 4 kittens ???? homes that would have ensured the kittens were spayed etc .
IMO honest opinion if a cat needs to be spayed especially a feral then the responsible thing to do is to do it , its lousy but life is lousy .. at least we are preventing more kittens.
A feral that is on the loose that can be caught and spayed , must be spayed regardless of kittens . IMO
I was given a lot of flack about rescuing ... now I have 11 cats ... I have lost 6 in the past two years .... how many possible litters has that prevented ?????
I see to much tragedy here .. spaying/neutering is THE only option.
2 boxers Miki & Monty
Boy Cats: Tucker,Freeway,Tyson,Copicat,Mike
Girl Cats : Magic, Garfield, Buggie,Lexie,Spike,Ginger,Blue,Spooky,Rotten, Trouble
2 Conures,2 African Greys,1 Black winged Jardine