A young woman surprised city officials from her office window destroying a stray cat site.
At the beginning of February, an employee who works in the premises of Work & Co rue du Jeu-de-Mail in Dunkirk came out of her hinges when she saw from her window city employees who were destroying a stray cat site, such as The newspaper Le Phare Dunkerquois relates it.
Present for two years, this well isolated site has never posed a problem in the neighborhood. The young woman therefore hastened to react and also filmed the scene to preserve evidence, despite the response of the agents who said they had been assigned to empty the land.
It was then L’École du chat de Dunkirk which was sorry to note the total disappearance of the shelters that their volunteers had made for their little ones. They feed these cats every day, and they also neutered them to prevent their overgrowth.
Only one complaint led to this carnage
Contacting the town hall with which it has a partnership to guarantee the well-being of these cats, the president of the association, Sindy Legett, wanted to understand this gruesome situation.
And it is only one neighbor who would have complained about the site, whereas for several years, the whole district has supported the actions of this small association which struggles with its own means to best protect this small colony of about fifteen of cats.
A radical and premature decision
Fortunately for the association and its proteges, the situation was able to return to order quickly after the mea culpa of the city of Dunkirk, for this decision probably too urgent. It was also denounced by many residents or workers of the neighborhood, who sent messages of support in number. In this misfortune, the Cat School was able to console itself by seeing that its work was appreciated by most of the residents.
The municipal services ensured that the situation would not happen again, and the cat shelters could be rebuilt and relocated in the same place, so that the Cat School can continue its work.
Too bad for the only dissatisfied one who will have benefited from his victory only for a short time.
Following this misunderstanding, a new agreement was signed between the city and the Dunkirk Cat School.
The president of the association took the opportunity to remind the town hall that some municipalities directly provide a budget or cat shelters, which is not yet the case in Dunkirk, where the Cat School voluntarily builds these cabins, and with its own means.
A well-placed wink that deserves to be heard, especially after this blunder.
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