As Bristol leaders hold a public meeting to address the city's feral cat problem, one city housing complex has launched a program to trap, neuter and return the strays.
"Who else is going to do it?" said Lisa Cyr, digging into a bag of donated cat food to fill the bowls.
Cyr said she's seen body prints inside shelters she built on the edge of Bonny Acres, a public housing project, and thinks feral cats are sleeping in them.
"A couple of the ones I've trapped already – one has a bite wound in the neck, another one had a bite on the butt, and another one has a respiratory infection," she explained.
Once the cats are neutered, they'll be returned to Bonny Acres, where Cyr will feed them. She volunteers her time and uses vouchers from the Bristol Housing Authority to care for about a dozen cats.
A resident named Claire said the cats are not a problem for her. She explained that only kittens can be removed and placed in homes, not adult strays.
"They're feral cats – you can't take feral cats and do that," Claire said. "They'd scratch and run away."