We have stray cats here, and one came along, very small and sickly, walked with a limp, we called Gimpers.Hhe had lice, but we cured him. He was so scrawny, so we fed him. He stayed outside tho-still feral. After several years he allowed us to pet him, then we could pick him up and love him. Then he got sick. He crawled into my bedroom, onto my bed, onto my pillow, and said, "Can I sleep here for just a bit?" 3 days later he died of Feline HIV.
Just too many throw-away lives.