So now these under-educated dog catchers are appeasing one individual temporarily, while unwittingly creating a vacuum for another unvaccinated, non-neutered cat to takes its place.
Just like euthanizing the goose problem didn't go away or scare the new geese away that are now free to populate the void that was left after wasting tax dollars to kill 400 geese. No one told the new geese about their predecessors, so the geese keep coming to the city to set up their new home.
Exactly what happens when you remove feral cats. You CANNOT euthanize your way out of this problem.
What needs to happen is these groups: animal control officers, the Humane Society, and any organization that is helping these local cats need to get together and work out a sensible plan of action.
Perhaps animal control can educate the folks that seem to have no tolerance for an abandoned animal that never asked to be in the middle of this mess.
And maybe the Humane Society can refuse to allow any TNR cat to be brought into the shelter simply because it's an inconvenience for someone else. And if an individual purposely traps a cat in foul weather and makes them sick they should be charged with animal cruelty. And lastly the folks who tirelessly provide this TNR service to an adjoining county should be praised and thanked for their unconditional work. They don't get any funding for what they do. They aren't paid a salary, and they constantly reach into their own pockets to clean up the mess that irresponsible adults make with a pet they choose to own. Only abandon them and create the problem in the first place.
Anyone who complains about this should be sending in donations to groups like Community Cat Coalition that can't even afford to pay for the repairs needed to their dilapidated van. After all, without their help the feral cat problem you have now just might end up exploding into thousands of cats. Open your eyes and wallets and thank the people who are unconditionally cleaning up your mess!