Thursday, June 08, 2006

Don't threaten TC Officers

I was just told that a town council officer had complained against one of the feeders. He said that she was aggressive and threatened them - and I do believe it as she has on several occasions told me that she threatens the officers. She has cursed them, threatened their lives and told them they cannot remove her cats. Unfortunately her definition of 'her' cat is very narrow, so for example a male cat moved into her area and started fighting with her other cats a while ago. She refused to get it sterilised because it is not 'her' cat but she feeds it every day and then chases it away after that. Inevitably, it fights with her other cats and according to her, makes a lot of noise at night.

Now the officer has a bad impression of feeders and I think he will be less inclined to work with other feeders. I cannot say I blame him based on his bad experience, but I hope that he'll come to realise not everyone is cut from the same cloth.


Blogger vegancat said...

Do you think there is sufficient interest to organize a workshop for care-givers for the purpose of
1) learning how to handle TC officers "civilly"
2) how to educate irresponsible feeders and pet owners who let cats roam freely
3) to get to know that they are not alone in the care of cats
4) establish networking within their own estates

8/6/06 11:05 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

We'd certainly be happy to run one! I'm not sure how many people would be interested though - we have found the ones organised per estate for the TNRM workshops have much higher attendance and allows for better networking. When we held a general one, only 20% of the people came in the end, whereas estate ones run at close to maximum.

8/6/06 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the TC: Don't sink a ship just because of a bad guy.

Many feeders are sensible and responsible people. Of course, it is not right for the feeder to threaten or curse TC officers.

I believe this feeder has an attitude problem and need to be corrected. I also see a need to educate these irresponsible feeders.

A message to the feeders: We should help each other. We shouldn't draw a line to say "this is not my cat" or "this is not my area". Get rid of this selfish thought. Help the cats and the feeders.

10/6/06 1:15 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

well said Anonymous.

10/6/06 2:33 AM  

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