Sterilising the cats
Another complainant called back about the cats in the area. She said that nothing had been done since she called a few weeks ago, though she did note that there are less home cats wandering because the volunteer spoke with them. The complainant said she didn't really have a problem with the sterilised cats. She realised there will always be some cats, but she is seeing kittens being born and she's fed up. She also hears cauterwauling at night.
I spoke with the volunteer (whom was the same one I spoke with this morning) and it turns out she hasn't sterilised any cats since then. She said she's been busy. She also said some of the cats were too young - I asked how old they are and she has no idea. I asked how she could tell if they were ready to be done - and she said, when they go on heat. It's no wonder they get pregnant - and then she can't do them.
The feeder said that the woman is heartless and cruel, but that isn't going to solve the problem. The fact is the woman does not mind some cats, but she is drawing the line when more are being born. She is also wondering how sterilised cats keep multiplying.
The town council is going to be asking these same questions to - and asking if there's a point to having this programme if the numbers keep going up.