En Bloc victims
I was just speaking with someone who mentioned that their estate is going to be torn down and redeveloped so everyone is moving out. I have had caregivers tell me that en bloc sales have meant that many community cats end up without homes. However in addition, in this estate, the family has apparently moved out and left their pet cats.
The person who called is very concerned - he said that the cats were often seen jumping in and out of their windows and though he offered several times, they would not get the cats sterilised. He also noticed that one of the cats that used to sport a collar now no longer has a collar.
The person who called was asking if the family can be prosecuted for abandonment or at least be made to take the cats back somehow. It's sad that the cats were good enough for their old home but somehow not good enough to be taken to their new home. Or maybe they felt that since the cats were from the estate to begin with, they can just go back onto the street - which they can't obviously.