Pushing the blame to someone else
E_Cat emailed to say that one of the volunteers called to say that the town council had trapped her cats and they never turned up at the AVA. I rang her and found out that she had spoken with an officer and that the officer claimed that they had trapped the cats but he couldn't help it if the pest control didn't send them to the AVA. This is utter rubbish. They cannot try to push the blame now to someone else - after all the TC HIRED the pest control. Cats that are caught cannot be brought and dumped somewhere else - and while we know this is happening, it's very hard to get proof. In this case, it looks like the officer is admitting that they have trapped but they obviously didn't turn up where they should have.