Council criticised over feral cat response

BEFORE Christmas I contacted the Southern Downs Regional Council about feral cats in my neighbourhood - the original female that was dumped here (Killarney) was pregnant and now her kittens are breeding.

Last count was 15 with three females of breeding age.

I have been trying to give them some food as it's not the cat's fault that they have been abandoned and I can't stand to see animals starve.

Council told me I can hire a cage to trap them at a cost to me of a $55 bond and $12.50 a week then if I do happen to catch them I have to take them in to Warwick to the pound to be put down, that's 16 trips at my expense.

I was also told if I can identify the owner of the original cat that council can take steps then - yeah, as if anyone is going to take responsibility.

Is this is the sort of response I can expect when rates keep going up and up - not happy, Jan.

Just who do we vote for at the upcoming election when councillors are only interested in their little patch of the woods?

It's time they tried to help the little people and earn their money.

- Jenny Warren,

Killarney



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