Not at all.
At one time, there was a feral colony of up to twenty cats living behind a local big-box shopping center. The woman who contacted me had been trapping them, one by one over a period of years, and spaying or neutering them. Then she relocated them (a shopping plaza next to a busy highway is not a great place for a cat to live). The friendly ones (only a few, unfortunately, were friendly) were placed with families. The feral ones were placed on a friend's farm. The woman is lucky in that she has a friend with a farm who is willing to take the cats; most farm cats breed their own replacements, so the ideal "farm home" that people talk about for ferals often doesn't exist in reality.
Now she was down to one cat, a calico, who needed to be trapped. The cat has already had several litters of kittens that the woman has rehomed. (Obviously, that makes TWO feral cats who need to be neutered; the calico and whoever keeps knocking her up; the woman's priority right now is the calico.) She didn't ask me to try to trap it while she was out of town; she just wanted me to feed it so that it would still be around for another trapping attempt.
Here is where the cat lives. Home sweet home.
The cat is able to access the underside of the shopping plaza through this opening:
This is where the cat eats.
After placing down a bowl of food and filling the water bowls with fresh water, I was asked to tilt the wooden board up over the bowls so that the cat could eat without being seen and so that snow would stay off the food.
No, I haven't seen the cat. I'll be feeding it through Saturday.
Pretty depressing, right? A lot of people disagree with feeding ferals ("They can fend for themselves!" "If you'd stop feeding those nasty cats they'd go away!"), and a lot of people disagree with TNR ("Why spend money on stray cats when there are people in need?" "Why not just put the cats to sleep?" "Why not just leave those cats alone?").
I just hope the woman is able to trap this cat so it can stop having kittens and stop living under Walmart. That's my hope.