I met a very nice young lady this afternoon who mentioned that she'd like to help out with Mediation. We certainly need help with that and I do hope to work with her on that.
She did bring up an interesting point though. She said that sometimes she has seen some very sad looking cats and that she sometimes wondered whether it was better for the cats to be put down then on the street where they live hard lives.
I told her that the majority of community cats can and do actually live very good lives on the street - especially if they have good caregivers. Often the sad and miserable looking cats are the ones we remember because they tug at our heartstrings, but many others are well looked after and lead good, long lives.
Sterilised cats that are cared for usually always look better too then the unsterilised ones that get into fights, and sometimes have diseases.
If we can sterilise them, that already helps tremendously in making them healthier and happier. Finding them a good caregiver is the best thing of course that could happen for them.