Can I release the cat back?
A TC officer called. They had gone down and trapped a cat because it was causing problems on the ninth floor of a block. The cat was unsterilised I asked why she had not called us first and I think she was so new she did not know what to do. I told her that it was likely to be a home cat and not a community cat that she had caught.
She asked what was usually done with cats caught and I said that the TCs usually send them to the AVA. She asked if the cat would then be sterilised. I told her that the cat would be killed. She stopped short, and then asked if she could release the cat back then. She also said she would call first before trapping in an area again.
I told her we still need to find out whom the feeder or owner is or the problem will reoccur. She had walked around but said she could not find the owner. Unfortunately we do not know a single person in that area. Rebecca offered to go down and take a look.
The officer also agreed to hold the cat in her office to see if anyone calls to claim it.