The rescue I volunteer for asked me to contact a woman who had called them looking for help TNR-ing the cats in her neighborhood.
WARNING: Some of the pictures that follow are NOT easy to look at. These are the kinds of situations that arise when the low cost spay/neuter programs in an area are limited and the community cat populations get out of control.
I headed over the the neighborhood this morning. One of the property owners was feeding the cats in his backyard and providing them with rudimentary shelter.
One little kitten had an eye so badly infected that I wasn't sure it could be saved.
The two other kittens in the litter had eye infections as well, but not nearly as bad as that little one.
As soon as I got the okay from the rescue, I scooped up the worst kitten and took it to the vet. It turns out that the eye is savable! It's just a really bad case of conjunctivitis, which is treatable. As soon as the rescue moves some fosters around to make room, all three of these wee ones will be going into foster care. The rescue is stuffed to the gills right now, but we'll make room for these three. And as soon as vet appointments can be made, I'll go back and start trapping, to get the population on this block under control.