The feeder texted me back this morning. Apparently he said that there are quite a number of cats in his flat which is one problem as he has been taking in pregnant cats and other injured cats or cats taken from AVA in. He has also been taking over colonies from other people. He mentions that he and another feeder pay another woman a nominal sum every month to feed the cats but that she does a bad job and that the food is covered with ants before they can eat it. He says he suspects this is why the cats are dying. As a result, he is feeding the same cats too. I asked him why they continue to pay someone else when she is doing a bad a job. He then replied that her feeding is okay but that feeding the cats once a day is not sufficient and that they are fussy and don't want to eat her food.
I told him that in general, if cats are hungry they will eat. It sounds to me like they may be being overfed and that some of the money could be better saved.
Heading out now to pick up AGM reports for tonight.