Someone just called me with information about this case. It seems that some people involved are now trying to make use of this situation to finger other people or get other people into trouble. Either there is genuine miscommunication, or there is actual maliciousness involved. As far as possible, I'm trying to trace down and speak to the source of information, but many of the informants do not want to come forward or pass information through others. Obviously as with any secondhand information, it is more suspect.
All I know is that more than a week has passed and we're not closer to finding out information about these cats.