“They never attended a meeting to see what we were trying to do,” he said. “I don't know how you make a decision on something when you don't have any information about it. You don't spend money to repair a road without ever having seen it. Looking back, we should have known which way they were going to vote.”
Landsberger said the group has obtained permission from some property owners to feed the cats but often those who own neighboring properties have objected.
Bottom said he hasn't heard many complaints from residents about the new law. He said he had received two emails and one phone call, and two of those who contacted him didn't live in Yukon.
“We haven't had a lot of complaints about it,” he said. “I think our council is representative of our population as a whole. We believe this is what the people want and that it is fair to property owners who don't want cats on their property being fed.”
Landsberger said about 15 people have helped with the feeding in recent months. She said the group would work with others to feed the cats within the new law.
“I believe these animals are God's creatures and that if we can take care of them we should,” she said. “I just wish we weren't being penalized for wanting to help.”