Monday, December 19, 2005

Please don't abuse officers

Or anyone in general. It is not a good idea if you want to be seen as a reasonable, caregiver who will listen to both sides without favour. Of course, there is a bias on our side, we don't want the cats to be removed in that sense, but arguing with people, or calling them names does not help.

One of the feeders called today to say that she was sick of her town council. The town council said that they would not remove her sterilised cats, but she could not sterilise any more either. As a result, she's been feeding and not sterilising. The town council feels that there are too many cats being dumped by residents, but they're not tackling the problem.

I spoke to this feeder and told her that she should remember that it was important to work with the town council. She told me she was sick of them and all the supervisors. She saw one of the cleaning supervisors the other day, and she went up to him and told him that she prayed all the time that he would be involved in a motorcycle accident. To help her gods identify which one he was, she was even supplying the motorcycle accident.

I told her that I had complaints before about her from the town council and how she threatened the officers. She said that she wasn't threatening. She really wanted it to happen, and she wasn't afraid to let them know about it.

Would you let someone like that mediate in your estate if you were the officer? Imagine what would happen if an irate complainant came up and was referred to her?


Anonymous imp said...

agression on either side won't help anything.

scary scary feeder, this one.

19/12/05 3:23 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

i think she must be feeling very frustrated, may be she has some other problems and needs support in other areas

19/12/05 3:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Unfortunately Mary she just has a rather aggressive personality. The other feeders there have complained too. I've known her for many years. She's good with cats, not so good with people.

19/12/05 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

Jeepers! It surprised me that the Town Council did not want the lady to sterilised her community cats. All cats must be sterilised, to reduce the over-population of stray cats.
No wonder the lady been cursing like mad!
It just does not made sense what the Town Council did, and I am shocked!

20/12/05 1:12 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The problem is that there is abandonment. Instead of telling the town council she did not agree, she told them that she would stop sterilising. Now she says she cannot go back on her word to the TC. She should not have agreed in the first place and I've told her we can go with her to see the TC, but she cannot lose her temper and start yelling at everyone again.

20/12/05 1:42 AM  

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