Feeders of cats at the area near the Ħad-Dingli cemetery found a warning note to refrain from feeding the animals.
It appears that an issue erupted between the area feeders and residents on the food given to the cats, with a note now placed on a low wall so that the felines are no longer fed. The feeders also alleged that an elderly woman was even threatened by some residents to refrain from feeding the cats.
It appears that someone took the initiative to place the note on behalf of the local council without consulting with the council’s committee.
Ħad-Dingli councilor, Paul Mamo who is responsible for the protection of animals, said he was unaware of the note and as a council representative he was involved in consultation meetings on possible assistance to carers of the locality’s animals.
He stated that assistance should be given without creating any inconvenience to residents, adding that the council provided acat shelter at the Joe Farrugia garden.
Mr Mamo also said that he will present a proposal for more shelter to animals in an adequate location.
The local residents stated that the area has become a gathering place for not only for cats but also rats.