Of Cat Cafes and 'Pregnant' sterilised cats
I was so pleased today when I went in for the town council meeting for a change. I was quite concerned that they were going to tell us that there were complaints and that the cats would be removed. Instead the Deputy General Manager asked if we could set up a cat cafe, which we had mentioned in the last meeting. His idea is that if the cats are moved away from the residential blocks to the park right beside it that it might be better in terms of cutting down complaints.
One of the officers asked about tipped ear cats that look as if they're pregnant. I said that I have seen cats under surgical conditions and that if you tried to do it with a cat that is awake, you stand the chance of getting your hand taken off. We explained to them that many of the cats are just fat. One caregiver told everyone her cat is really fat because she feeds it three times a day. It has been sterilised and is definitely NOT pregnant.
At the end of it, we have a new cat cafe and they've agreed to flyer the blocks to try and suss out the people abandoning the cats. One of the officers suggested putting a quota on the number of cats, and sending the rest away. The caregivers protested and the Deputy GM intervened to say that killing cats was not what they wanted to do.
It was decided that TC has to help volunteers curb abandonment and in return, the volunteers will do their best to make sure the population does not grow. If no new cats are dumped, I am quite sure they will be fine as the cats there are sterilised.