I met with the volunteer and her town council Property Manager and several of the officers today. The talk started out in the usual way - ie that there are cat lovers and cat haters and the town council needs to find a way to solve complaints. I explained that this really isn't an effective or efficient way of looking at the situation. There is a problem - and we believe that the best and most effective way of solving complaints is also the most humane - running a Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage programme.
The Property Manager was quite adamant at the beginning but eventually agreed to call if there is a complaint before removing the cats. I hope she does do so. There were another five property officers there - the three men (two of whom were older) looked pretty bored, but one of the younger women was nodding imperceptibly while I was speaking. Younger officers on the whole seem to be more open to the idea - so maybe with more newer officers we may have a better chance of selling the idea of TNRM to them.