I don't know what happens to the cats
I just had a fairly long conversation with someone who went to see their MP last week with some other caregivers. She said that they had put forward their desire to help and to offer their services where needed. Having spoken to another caregiver in the area, it seems the ex-RC chairperson was there and kept insisting that it wasn't fair to tell people in their area that cats would be killed. They were only 'removed'. He claimed that the RC had no idea what happened to the cats after they were sent to the AVA.
I have to say that I am surprised that people still trot out arguments like that. Honestly, if you are having cats removed, shouldn't one find out what happens to them - especially if you're supposed to be in charge of asking them to be removed? As an analogy, it's as if someone claims that they sent Jewish people to Treblinka during World War II but had no idea what happens to them there.
At the end, it seems that the RC did offer to work with the caregivers, but so far there's been no followup. It's good that the woman I spoke to said she will press on.