I feel terribly guilty about the stray. I've thought about taking him to the SVHS shelter, but he's a pretty homely cat and more problematically, as an intact male, he sprays. So he'd likely get put down. And his life isn't bad here, the house on the other side gives him food and water regularly and the three apartments in this house and the house he sleeps in feed him more irregularly. He's solid and healthy, and he's got a sheltered place to sleep.
But he wants a home so badly, he's always trying to follow people inside. But my neighbor across the hall won't adopt him because he sprays, I've got two cats, and the girl next door can't adopt him because her roommate already has a cat. I've thought about seeing if I could get a free or cheap neuter certificate from SVHS, in the hopes that spayed he might stop spraying and be more adoptable.