We have no room for any of them. Any space that comes open is reserved for critters in our managed colonies. We do not have a 'waiting list'.
We can encourage these people to take the cats into their own homes and try to find placements for them on their own. We can give them tips for screening potential adopters. We can offer access to low cost spay/neuter. We can even offer some dry cat food.
We cannot take the cats.
Many of the people who call will become abusive when told all this. They will accuse us of taking donations under false pretenses, not caring about the cats, being heartless. Some will threaten to harm the cats if we don't take them. Some will offer generous donations if we take 'their kittens'.
None of this changes the fact that we have no room.
The next few weeks will be very difficult for our entire staff and volunteer corps. We all want to take every critter. We can't. If we take any more, the ones we already have will start to get sick. All we can do is stick together, and try to make it through the next few weeks as best we can. Be kind to each other, and try to let the nasty things go.