I got another email from this woman who is helping the woman with 200 cats out. I had been enquiring as to the welfare of the cats. The woman who wrote to me said that the cats are overcrowded and its not healthy for the cats but that the woman with the cats now has found an even larger place. To my query about whether she was still taking cats in, she confirmed that the woman was doing so because of the woman's 'kind nature'.
I said that there really wasn't anything kind about taking cats in to an unhealthy, overcrowded place. Why not just leave the cats where they are on the streets? If she moves to a larger place, then there will just be room to squeeze in even more cats - who will then share the same miserable life that the existing cats do. For one thing, if there are too many cats in the same room, disease will spread and rapidly. Of course cats anywhere can catch a disease but if you have 20 cats squeezed into one cage for example, their chances of spreading disease are much higher.
Rebecca and I are going down to meet E_Cat and Aliyah to meet a woman who is having problems with her home cats now as well.