Another thing people do is drop off unwanted pets. It is a sad and disgusting reality that people talk themselves into abandoning unwanted pets "out in the country" assuming that folks like us will just add them to the menagerie and add a few more dollars to the monthly pet food and vet bill budget. Seriously, just put a bullet in the poor animal's head, bury it and be done with it.
I had written a while back about Maggie, the little doggie that we rescued from one of those mobile "last chance" units. They basically set up shop in a parking lot letting you know that the next day, every pet in the van is going to be euthanized. It makes it much easier to consider an adoption.
One evening we were sitting out on our patio and Eva noticed some movement on the cul de sac in front of our property. It wasn't a deputy writing a report but instead, it was at least four little kittens scrambling around under the street light. Either the cats were beamed down from a star ship, or some bastard had dropped them off hoping we'd take on the burden.
A few days ago, another stray showed up. Not a kitten.