People writing in response to Forum letter
So far four people have written in to mention that they have been having problems with cats coming into their yards. Two enquired about the Scarecrow. One mentioned she does not want to use the traps but there are cats coming and her neighbour is feeding. The last said she had written to the forum page. She mentioned she had already trapped 20 cats along with another neighbour but said it was a temporary measure and she had given up on this. She asked then if the cats could be taken away and looked after at AVA or SPCA because speaking to people won't help.
I wrote to ask her if she had indeed spoken to the people in her area and if we could help if she had. After all, as she herself mentioned, taking the cats away isn't helping.
It's good to hear some people at least are willing to try alternatives. I CAN understand they may be having problems and we're can empathise and are happy to help with that, but we don't think killing is effective or humane. So the problem continues, cats die - and no one is happy.