Real Men bumper sticker
I haven't actually blogged about the meeting with the caregivers on Saturday - I saw this wonderful sign when I was on the way back from the meeting.
It was a pretty dreary and drizzly Saturday but still quite a few caregivers made their way down for the meeting. They were concerned about why the TC did not want to meet with them. They were confused as to what the protocol should be now - should they go through the RC? Should they go directly to the TC as the officer had suggested the last time? Or should they go through CWS? What would happen if the cats were caught?
One caregiver pointed out that they were supposed to speak directly with their own officer but that when one of the caregivers called to speak with his officer, he was told that he should not. Another caregiver wanted to know why the sterilised cats were caught. They asked why the town council was not meeting with them. Another said that the MP had promised that the sterilised cats would not be caught - they wondered what had changed.
A few shared how they educated people while doing TNRM on responsible feeding, sterilisation and the importance of management. They also spoke about the unreasonable complainant who makes a lot of noise and what could be done to help the caregiver whose officer asked her to remove the cats so that the complainant would stop complaining - for now.