Positive feedback to TC?
I've been thinking about the number of complaints that Dr Teo mentioned on Monday. Now 5745 complaints sounds like a large number at first glance, but as I mentioned there are a few things we don't know about this. How many complaints were repeat complaints? How many were due to people having an issue about their neighbours? And how many complaints are there about other issues - clothes dripping, litter, etc.
It occured to me that it works out to just over one complaint a day to each town council and that really isn't a huge number. However TCs are only getting one side of the picture - what about the people who WANT the cats to stay?
Right now the TCs get a very lopsided view of the picture - people call up and complain about the cats and the cats are removed. How many people though call up when the cats are removed and mention that they're upset and complain they didn't want the cats removed? I certainly get quite a few of those calls, but I wonder if it's reflected to the TC.
As a matter of fact, how many people call up and just say that they appreciate the cats being there and would like it reflected that they don't want the cats removed? That will also give TCs something to say to complainants who want the cats to be taken away because there are an equal (or greater) number of people who DO want the cats there. It'd be nice for the TCs to get positive feedback for allowing the cats to remain where they are sterilised and managed I would think instead of all the complaints they get. Do ask for it to be logged though if you're calling in - in case it's not counted into the 'complaints' that TCs tally every year.