Unsterilised 'tipped' ear cats update
The caregiver just clarified with her property manager and the manager said that the tipped ear cats were not in the area after all. It seems that she said they used to be there. She has promised to call the caregivers if she sees any though. If someone really is tipping their ears, then it may be abuse and it's important to know, and if it's just a fat, sterilised cat, then it's important for the town council to know.
I have heard this rumour about unsterilised tipped ear cats from other officers in the past and would like to get to the bottom of it. One interesting thing is that no one has been able to point the caregivers out to any so far.
On occasion, some cats may get into a fight, and miss the tip of part of the ear, but obviously this doesn't happen all the time.