New Start Cat Rescue in the UK for several years and have a very close relationship with her and her co-volunteers. They are lovely people!
According to Jackie, Gloucester does not have a feline overpopulation problem. She has a queue of home-checked people looking for feline companions and is desperate for me to take cats and kittens over on a monthly basis. They microchip as a matter of course, and require adopters to neuter their felines when they are old enough – they even provide discount neutering vouchers for that purpose and do follow up checks.
The overpopulation problem is not ‘solved’ in their area – they do get kittens in in the summer months, and do TNR when needed. But they are on top of it and the situation is vastly different from Ireland.