Cats we have been asked to take in since the last post :- One
Jolanda, Josephine and I have been talking about doing a trapping video for volunteers and members of the public to learn how to trap cats. We have noticed a lot of people are very daunted by the whole concept of trapping and then decide not to sterilise at all. If we can however show people that it's do-able, though not necessarily always easy (as all things in life!), we hope more people will have the confidence to start trapping on their own.
If possible, a short version of the video could be put on our website and then we could send the video to people who were more interested. I spoke to one of our ex-committee members who has a production company and she's willing to forego her fees, but it's still going to cost around $6000-$7000 for the facilities and editing which is not done by her. That's pretty costly. So back to the drawing board, unless we find generous sponsors!
Alley Cat Allies (www.alleycat.org) actually has a very good video on trapping - they also have good resources for other information.