One Stray, Two Stray...Advice, Please!
Last week, I saw a little black and white cat around my apartment complex. He was out at odd hours of the day and night, so I figured it might not be another tenant letting him out (we also have very strict rules about not leaving pets unattended, etc). So I started putting out some food that was always eaten until a few nights ago when I set out a bowl, only to see TWO black and white cats pop out of the bushes next to my patio! And later a third b&w, and then a fourth! And then yesterday, a fifth!
They all look alike so I had no clue it was an entire litter I was feeding. I've been setting out more and more food, but I'm hoping for some advice on how to help them more permanently. I spoke to someone at my vet, who wasn't very helpful, and asked around if anyone is looking to adopt, and haven't spoken to my apt mgmt yet for fear of them not being as concerned about the strays' welfare as me, and calling animal control immediately or some other unpleasant idea.
My biggest problem is that the strays are all pretty skittish so I have no idea how to *get* them anywhere. I'm hoping to hear back from the no-kill shelter I adopted mine from, but I was told at the vet that they know the shelter is full. So even if I find a home or shelter to take them, how do I...er, trap? them or transport them? They're skittish, they only show up in the late evening, I'm afraid if I botch things up with one of the 2 braver cats, the rest won't return, etc. I'm sorry this is so long-winded, I've just never dealt with strays before and don't know how/what to do best by them.