Corsair, I used to house abandoned kitties that were left outside an RSPCA with the help of a locum doctor that lived next door to the shelter. The owner of the place was , for all intents and purposes - a dog person. Any cat that went to her facillity was allowed 1 fucking day until they were euthenized, (the law requires a minimum of 2 weeks housing - I believe). So doc used to drive by at least 5 times a night to see that no kittens were left to die in this concentration camp. If they were He'd look after them and vaccinate/ and nurse back to health any of the unloved cats. He lived an hour outside Sydney, and we met online when I wanted my 2 babies. After he explained his situation and predicament (long suffering allergic wife and no more room)I aggreed to act as a conduit to house any of the strays he found. Once a week, as busy as he was, he would drive in with a new delivery 3-8 kittens (most could fit in your hand as a group) I'd organize people that wished for free vaccinated and healthy cats, have a coffee and see that they bonded, and wernt under illusions that the animal would outlive goldfish and was a serious responsibility. We'd give them a litterbox and 2 weeks food and organize to catch up in a month to see how things were going.
The most rewarding thing Ive done..... I might give him a call actually and see if he needs a kitty connection in Melbourne now. Thanks for reminding me of that mate