We have requested that the AVA ask people who borrow traps in private estates to acknowledge that their names be made available to people who are caring for the cats in the neighbourhood. At the moment, similar to HDB estates, if your cat goes missing, you often have no idea who has been complaining. We're hoping that the AVA will make the person's name available so that if there is a caregiver there, they can look into other solutions, rather than just trapping and killing.
We're also asking if it's possible to put a brochure into each trap. When I was in the US, the animal control in Baltimore had just agreed to hand out one of these Alley Cat Allies brochures with each of the traps loaned. Not everyone wants the cats killed - but they often don't know where else to go to or how else to solve their problem. We'll need to come up with our own brochure and hopefully that can be included with every trap. It may not change everyone's mind, but if someone reads it and sees there is an alternative and decides NOT to trap - that in itself will help.