Meeting another MP
Spoke to these two caregivers today. They went to see their MP last night, as did Jacin. It appears that the MP was not very supportive. Firstly, he kept telling them it was against the bylaws to 'allow' cats in housing estates (I checked up the TC bylaws to be sure - the only thing I can find is that it says animals are not allowed in fountaints).
Secondly, he asked them to remove the cats and perhaps buy a piece of land to move them to. He expressed surprise that they were there to speak for the cats. He said that he had only ever received complaints about cats. He explained that if there were complaints, the cats had to be removed.
One of the caregivers was very upset - she said only the sterilised cat in her area was caught. She said unsterilised cats in the neighbouring blocks were left alone and asked why. One of the other caregivers queried why only complainants are given special treatment.
The caregivers brought along some of our factsheets and information and left it with the MP. He said it was interesting and that he had never heard of CWS. Jacin asked if we might email him and he agreed so I emailed him late last night because it seems some misconceptions may be at work here.
In the meantime, the caregivers are worrying if they will get their cats back safely.
I wrote to the Minister, Grace Fu, again yesterday to mention this case. She wrote back to me and said she would ask the AVA to get in touch with me as well, and they called to see what can be done.