Why do you allow cats?
One of the town council officers wrote about a complaint. This officer mentioned that the number of cats had stabilised, she did not see litter from feeding, nor were any cats unsterilised. I am so pleased that the caregiver is doing a good job AND that the officer was very fair about it and noticed the good work the caregiver is doing.
Apparently someone wrote into the TC to ask why the TC 'allows' CWS to have cats in estates when cats aren't allowed in HDB flats.
The TC officer wasn't sure how to respond - and I don't blame her. You have to feel sorry for officers who deal with complaints like this really. I wrote back to say that HDB has clarified that their policy is NOT against cats in estates - and their bylaw only exists in relation to cats in flats. In addition, the TC was not 'allowing' the cats there - the cats WERE there already, and there will be cats there even if the cats are removed. If anything the TC is being responsible by managing the cats through a TNRM programme. Lastly I said that this was a case of residents in the area trying to help other residents to make the estate a better one for all (and not a CWS initiative) - and that this should be encouraged.