Most communities have a local Humane Society. The Human Society focuses on re-homing orphaned dogs and cats, as well as educating the population on spaying and neutering their animals. The humane Society is a non-profit organization that does not receive funding from local, state or national entities, and relies on volunteer work, fees from adoptions, and donations to maintain their programs.
The Humane Society is a great way to give back. You can easily give back by asking for a live trap, and trapping the feral cats and taking them in for spaying and neutering. This reduces the population of stray cats. This is more effective than just trapping and killing the cats as returning the cats to their territory keeps new cats from moving in and having more kittens.
You can also help by working at the agency, being a foster home (get as much information as you can, you don’t always know what you are getting in to), or just donating food and money. To learn more about volunteering in Austin’s Humane Society go to their website.