But I have strays right outside the window and I can't see any other solution.
If the case has NOT already been rejected or disposed of by the STATE Supreme Court it is very unlikely that the Feds will even glance at it.
...who have been unable to find homes for all of them.
The kittens, after all, are not on trial -- your friend is, on a probable nuisance charge of some kind, and the fate of the cats is inconsequential to that case.
The trial court found that the defendant was keeping forty-six live cats and one dead cat in a
950 square foot residence