I've been talking to one of the feeders this morning. Her cat was caught yesterday and she has been emailing me about getting the cat out urgently last night. I explained that the first thing to do is to call the AVA and the TC. It is important to find out from the former whether the cat is there and from the latter if there have been cats caught.
The feeder was distraught, understandably so, but something almost exactly identical just happened in her estate a few days ago. The feeder kept telling me she wanted her cat back, which I understand, but if the TC won't issue a letter, and the AVA will not let the cat go without one, there isn't anything can be done by CWS. I had spoken with one of the managers, who will not budge, and the GM has not responded to my email and has not been around when I called (and I did so again this morning).
What is rather distressing as well is that one of the caregivers has been trying to organise the group and get them working with the TC for quite a while. She has been suggesting meetups to get to know each other and to then meet up with the TC on how to work together but there hasn't been much interest as a whole. She in fact, sent out an email about the cat caught two days ago, suggesting that the people in this area have to meet up and work together. Strangely enough no one replied to the email. The feeder in fact saw the email but did not respond.
It's important to work together and not keep working in isolation. If it happens to someone else in another part of your town council, it could very well happen to you. Don't wait till something happens - it's better to be pre-emptive to try and ensure your cats are not caught.