What. The. Hell.
I love feeding stray cats myself, and I love the cats near my house. Please treasure them as well if you want to feed them. It's really easy being a responsible cat feeder that cats love and the neighbourhood appreciates!
1. Feed with a (disposible) plate, or atleast try to. Cats may accidentally eat easily torn materials like tissue or newspaper (which ink is toxic when consumed), and plastic bags are a hazard as well. And NEVER, EVER, put food directly onto the ground. This is where it leads to leaving food debris on the floor and pests come. Plus, how would you like it if I made you eat off the ground, than a plate? LOL
2. Wait for the cat to finish eating, or be done with the food, clear up and bin it, then leave. Leaving stuff on public grounds is regarded as littering, and they carry a fine.
If you truly love cats and feeding them, please be a responsible feeder. I can't imagine if one day my favourite kitten that's around my house, disappears.
Look, I'm a street cat but I eat off a nice plate! *proud*
This was a cat in HK :)