Doesn’t feeding lure cats into my estate?

 

Feeding does not lure cats into the area -- food and territory are not the same.

A cat may live in one area and eat in another. Also, there are cats everywhere -- these cats were already in the community in all likelihood before someone started feeding them.

Imagine this -- is it more likely that someone stood outside every day with a plate of food hoping a cat would show up one day, or that the feeder saw a cat or cats and started feeding them?

It’s not fun to feed -- to do it properly takes a lot of time and commitment. Most feeders do so out of a sense of compassion and would be happy to stop if there were no cats that were hungry and waiting for them.