There is a feral cat that has taken up not far from me. She had a litter of kittens there, four of them. Here are two of them.
I called around last week to find try to find a no-kill shelter to take the kittens to. They will likely be split into two different shelters.
I will take the mama kitty in to get spayed in two weeks, paying for it out of my own pocket.
She's really not as friendly as she looks here.
They are living underneath an old trailer. Not enough room for me to crawl under.
I laid down some plastic, and spread out some old clothes on top of it to make them a bed. That way, they will get used to my smell.
On the weekends, these cats drink bottled water and eat sausage and sardines. But they have a rough go of it ahead of them.
Animals I care for, because we have a responsibility to them. I call this "good stewardship."
People I can only help, but not care for, as they have a responsibility to themselves. I call this "maintaining the fence," ie non-encroachment.
Animals have very few rights, while people have many. Were people to desire the degree of caring which I am obligated to provide to animals, then those rights must first be forfeited.
But I would prefer to strip no one of their rights, nor do I desire to encroach upon another.
Believing such a thing prohibits me from being a liberal in any way.