We arrived at school in August to find a very appealing, friendly, hungry cat living right in our bird zone. We know the neighborhood cats visit during winter, but a resident bird-feeder cat is not desirable. Our first job this year was to befriend and capture the animal. It wasn't hard, and after a visit to the vet we learned that this young 2-year old feline was already neutered, but riddled with worms. She had been living at school for several weeks according to our custodian so we suspect she had left behind by her people. The cat now has a new family, a new name and lives primarily indoors (nowhere near school and not at my house). My first lessons to students this year are that their favorite kitties are bird killers and leaving cats to fend for themselves is neither kind to the cat and not at all kind to the wildlife.