"Don't worry CWS will do it"
Today is one of those days where the phone just rings non-stop and I hang up a call just to have someone else call two seconds later (or while I'm still on the last call). One was to arrange a meeting, someone else wanted a reward poster, a third person wanted to check on Spay Day, etc.
One of the caregivers who called me wanted to tell me that unfortunately in Jurong another two cats went missing two days ago. She is quite worried and the cats have not shown up. She said that the feeders there had not informed her until she asked that another of the cats had gone missing a while ago. She is wondering whether the abuser has killed these cats too.
She also told me how frustrated she was at some of the feeders. She said they could not be bothered to keep a good eye out for the cats. In addition, she was telling me that one of the feeders keeps telling her not to bother to do anything - she should get CWS to do it.
She says that she encouraged this person to join as a member but he said that CWS had enough money. Now it's fine if people don't want to join as members, especially if they can use the money directly on the cats instead, but we do need funds - and we're not by any measure well off, though thanks to donations, we're doing okay at the moment (and when I say okay, I mean that the whole amount in the bank is less than what a friend of mine spent on his car recently). If people keep asking us to help, we do need funds in order to help them. I do know some people help in terms of money because they can't help in kind - and that money should be used hopefully to help those with the least means, or who are sterilising large colonies.
She also said, and this is more worrying, that the feeder cannot be bothered to handle complaints now. She said if the cats are caught, he expects CWS to help them get the cats back (and we have done so before). He has found it so easy that she said she was told that he no longer thinks he needs to deal with complaints. Sigh.