Cats can be released
Some good news! The AVA has agreed to release the cats without a letter to the caregivers and they can collect them first thing tomorrow. The cats cannot however be released back on the streets and the caregivers intend to keep working on that.
Even better news : The AVA also wrote back today to say that they are changing their policy back to their original policy of allowing caregivers to take the cats back if the TC will not issue a letter if the caregivers do not release the cat back onto the street. However they are saying this is a trial project which they will monitor closely to ensure the cats are not returned to the street.
A big thank you to Ms Grace Fu for reacting very quickly to this situation as I wrote to her just yesterday. I am sure her intervention was most useful in this matter. I understand that the caregivers also wrote into the AVA to ask that the cats be released.