If you're feeding, please sterilise
This just in - someone emailed to say that the cats around his block were making a lot of noise. He said that he was thinking about calling the town council but was told the cats were being killed, so he was advised to call Cat Welfare Society to ask the Society to get the cats sterilised. All very good advice - and I'm glad he followed it - but here's the interesting part :- the person who asked me to call the Society was the caregiver!
I asked the complainant if he had asked the woman why she wasn't sterilising, and she apparently said that there were too many cats! So again, if you know anyone feeding, or if you are feeding, please sterilise - the problem will NOT get better if you don't start sterilising. This may seem obvious, but some people seem to think the problem will just go away somehow without their doing anything about it. It won't. The cats will just multiply at a frightening rate, and they will either getting killed when they are rounded up by pest control, or the caregiver will end up having to sterilise far more cats than they started out with.