In the meantime, those cats stay with a neighbor, whom Cobb said is essential to her venture.
"I couldn't keep all the cats here," she said with a laugh.
Cobb usually has luck finding people to provide feral kittens with homes. Unlike feral adults, feral kittens are easy to tame.
"I've been really lucky on feral kittens," she said. "They're really easy to adopt out."
All of Cobb's hard work is paying off. Since she started trapping cats on her own, the colonies' numbers have started to decrease.
"Now, it's dwindled down to almost nothing," she said.
Cobb's work was aided by the demolition of the abandoned home on Locust Road and another abandoned home in the area. She thanked Councilman Courtney Persinger for helping in that respect.
Persinger mentioned Cobb's work at Charleston City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee meeting on Sept. 9, at which committee members voted to table a controversial ordinance that put regulations on felines.
"Without Mrs. Cobb, I'd hate to think what our problems would be like," he said.
Cobb has seven cats of her own — four indoor and three outdoor. Cobb said she has the space and the resources to care for the animals, but added if a person has more cats than they can handle, "it's not fair to the cat, and it's not fair to the neighbors."
Cobb was at the Ordinance and Rules Committee meeting to speak against the cat ordinance as it was presented. She does favor some kind of regulation, though.
"I do like to see an ordinance in place," she said. "But you've got to be logical about it.
"When you start having over 20 cats, that's a problem," she said.
Cobb said she's willing to help others start their own versions of a TNR program and frequently loans her traps out.
"People just have to take responsibility," she said.
But above all, Cobb cautions against blaming the cats for causing a nuisance in neighborhoods.
"It's not the cats' fault," she said. "They have feelings, too."
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817.