Don't be discouraged
I was speaking with a volunteer and she mentioned that she felt very discouraged because she had gone to see her MP and then her town council had written to her to say that some people do not want cats in her estate. She said she felt very let down by their attitude and felt like giving up.
I told her that the most important thing is to remember that you often don't get support on the first try but that it is very important not to give up. Sometimes it's about trying to get your point across and sometimes it doesn't work the first time, but try and try again. As long as you know your facts, stay calm and keep persisting, it will happen.
There have been many moments when I have been discouraged and wanted to give up, but at the same time I'm very glad I didn't. To see all the work that all of you do is an encouragement to me and keeps me plodding along - and know that you aren't alone. There are many other caregivers who are also doing what you do and who may have encountered setbacks. The most important thing is not to give up.