Town Council Logic
I just got off the phone with a most irate caregiver because we have both been dealing with a problem with one of the town councils. One of the officers called this morning to say that there had been a complaint from a resident who said that the cats have been making noise the last few nights and that she cannot sleep and as a result she is getting sick. Thus, she wants all the cats removed. To be fair to the officer, she did tell her that was not possible. However, she is going to send in pest control to trap the cats there.
The caregivers have recently started sterilising in this area so they still have some unsterilised cats to go. The officer however was unable to tell me at first if this was a home cat or a community cat making noise. She said the complainant with the frail constitution refuses to talk to me. She also said she did not want us 'disturbing the residents'. I told her that I just need more details and they are sadly lacking from whatever information she has already given to me.
The caregivers asked if they could go in and just take the remaining unsterilised cats out tonight - they have been having trouble catching a mother cat and her kittens. The town council officer refused. She will send pest control down today citing 'high pressure'.
She also said that she does not have time to deal with these complaints (though apparently has time to pander to the complainant). The officer furthermore said she will no longer call if there are still complaints in this area because she has already told us about the situation. If trapping is so effective, then why WOULD there be more complaints? She ended up by saying perhaps the pest control might not be able to catch anything after all - then why call them in????
I love town council logic.