Someone who works for one of the government departments called up this morning and was upset that one of the cats he feeds was trapped by the town council. He wanted the Society to call the town council or AVA to release the cat to him. I explained that because the cat was his, and he was a resident he had to call because they would want to speak to him, not some welfare group that has no connection to this estate or cat at all.
He got rather upset and said that it was so complicated and that none of the welfare groups could help him. I do understand he was upset but as I explained to him, we don't even know his cat. It turned out he didn't either - he saw a cat being caught, but he wasn't sure if it was his. I asked if his cat had returned, and he said that it was not the point as he would take the cat back anyway.
The cat was not sterilised, and there were complaints - it's not a big surprise to me at all that it was caught. What I AM constantly surprised at is that people look after cats, feed them, see the population grow, hear the cauterwauling at night and the fights, see the kittens being born and NOT think this will become a problem.