Firstly, cat haters should stop reading now. You can hate cats on your own time – this is not a post which requires your attention or input.
I have tried to engage the RSPCA on this issue with no luck, despite an offer to pay the costs involved. So I am opening up the discussion to others in hopes that somenoe will be able to offer a solution to the ongoing concern around the health and wellbeing of the Woden cats and the wildlife which may form a part of their diet.
I want to either trap, desex and release these cats and/or trap and euthanise those cats which are not healthy. This would prevent the ongoing breeding of the cats, which perpetuates the problem. I realise releasing the cats would not address the wildlife issue.
It is kitten season. If the cats are trapped, will this mean that potentially dozens of kittens will be left to starve without their mothers.
If I try to trap the cats and leave the traps at the site overnight, I strongly suspect that the traps will disappear courtesy of either people who don’t want the cats to be trapped or hoooooligans. So I would need to hang around waiting for the traps to be sprung and then take the traps in to the RSPCA and go through the process until I have trapped them all. Also, I am a bit nervous at the thought of a night or two lurking around the Woden drains…
Does anyone have any constructive input to this conundrum? The cats aren’t going to go away and no-one seems interested in doing anything about it so any assistance or advice would be great.
Thanks in advance.