I have been helping Patricia out for the past 2 years, and I can attest that she is absolutely devoted to the animals. I agree that bringing the cats down to Union Square in the heat (or cold) seems wrong, but she is desperate to find good homes for them and doens't know what else to do. The problem is that people dump cats (and a few dogs) on her all the time, and she knows that if she doesn't look after them, they will be put down in a shelter (or tossed out a window, as happened recently to one poor cat). I have a problem with the way she sometimes makes snap decisions about people who come up to ask about adoption, but when she has a good feeling about you, she makes a visit to the house to check it out (like a social worker). She goes without food so that the animals can eat, and has risked her life a few times rescuing animals from abusive situations. The bottom line is, she is fighting a losing battle. Until people get their animals spayed, and realize that getting a pet is a lifelong commitment, there will be more and more animals left on her doorstep.