Hi all, So, here is the situation. A kinda friend of the family (not mine) has a 11 month old cat and lets the cat out, even though its not spayed. I saw her yesterday and she said that she thought last week that she was pregnant but turned out she wasnt?!? After me having to seriously bite my tongue, i told her that if she wants to let the cat out she needs to get it neutered. I had the whole, "but its going to cost this much blah blah i cant afford blah blah" so i spoke to cats protection re the neutering vouchers. i spoke to a nice lady who gave me the number for the person i needed to speak to and said she could be a bit "funny" but any problems get back to her. I rang the number and left a message. By 5pm the lady hadnt called back and the owner of the cat asked if i could call again. So i rang cats protection back and asked if there was anyone else who could deal with it. I was absolutely shocked as the woman on the other end of the phone went for me bigtime, about how the lady is busy and she does work as well, they dont get paid for working at cats protection, they are all volunteers! (all i which i am VERY aware of!) i then said thats fine i will wait for her to call then and put the phone down. I cannot believe someone could be so rude, all she had to say was, " im afraid there is no-one else but she will call you back," and i would have done that. So, i am afraid to say i got very annoyed and called the helpline number for cats protection regarding it and spoke to a lady there who was not only shocked but also informed me that she would send the voucher out herself. I also queried what i was told by the CPL when i was looking to rehome a kitten, (i was told because i have children under 6 they wouldnt even consider rehoming a kitten/cat with us) and she informed me that is totally wrong and apologised. I am more upset about that throughout all of this, that i could have rehomed 2 kittens who needed a home but because they said that i went elsewhere. Really shocked at the way they deal with things. Oh, as for the cat owner,she has promised (and i will be checking!) that she will keep her cat in until it is neutered! Sorry, rant over!!