The cat found dead Sunday in Astoria, on 21st Avenue near 33rd Street, showed signs of animal cruelty.
About five stray cats have lived in a hospital yard for more than a decade, locals said.
The small shelters will be placed in areas where stray cats live.
Feral cats curl up in the hay bale manger where baby Jesus is supposed to lay in the nativity scene.
Neighborhood Cats will be running workshops on the practice of TNR, or trap, neuter and return.
Local resident hopes to rescue a litter of kittens from Columbia Street and find them a good home.
Animal Care and Control launched a help line for pet owners and to answer animal-related questions.
A feral cat caretaker said her colony is being booted by a developer of waterfront apartment towers.
A courtyard behind the legendary San Remo on Central Park West was until recently a feeding station for feral cats.
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