Monday, July 25, 2005

Condos that wants to set up management programmes

We've suddenly gotten a few requests to talk to condominiums about TNR programmes. Jolanda and I are going down to one tomorrow night, another one tentatively next Tuesday night, and I've just got off the phone with the resident of a third condo that wants us to come down and talk to her management. It's great that there's more interest in setting up cat management programmes - let's hope that people are willing to give it a try. Another friend of mine has just said he'd like to introduce it in his condominium too.

If you're in a condominium and want to set up a management programme, contact the Society for more information. We're more than happy to come down and do a presentation for your management council or residents' council and explain about TNR. It's actually quite easy to set up such a programme in a condominium because it's up to the council to decide if they want to do it - so it can be implemented quite quickly as well. Of course some residents may complain, but then it's up to the committee to be able to explain - and the Society can help with that as well.

Trying to call the police officer - no reply.


Anonymous sue said...

I feed stray cats in my condo and have fought successfully with my friends at the last AGM to keep their numbers down by neutering and not killing. In the last 8 months or so we have desexed 9, including a particularly elusive one nicknamed ( AJ)Alpha Joe.There are 3 more to go before the job is complete and as it is, there is a significant reduction in fights and cauterwauling as well as the distressing situation of kittens being born. But as in many estates, we have to face our detractors who will be up in arms again at the next AGM to have the cats removed.My advice to those intending to implement the TNR scheme in their estate is to garner ground support from animal lovers in their estates and explain how the scheme works to the management committee. You'd be surprised how residents' support for the animals' right to stay carries weight with the MC which is afterall, elected into office by the residents themselves!

25/7/05 8:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Good advice - if I may offer another suggestion? Join the committee yourself. It'll really help.

26/7/05 12:22 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

PS Good work on the cats! Glad to hear that you've done such a great jobs!

26/7/05 12:22 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

This is the same with dealing with town council officers who are employed to look after the needs of residents. If they only received complaints from residents to remove cats, then they will. It remains for people who want cats to be around and to find humane solutions to the cat population, to speak to these town councils and demand to be heard as much as residents who complaints. Some town council officers are at a loss at such pro-life vocalisation as their jobs in the past had been so simple - "all we had to do was just to call the pest control companies and the case closed!"

26/7/05 6:24 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Exactly - so speak up for the cats wherever you are!

26/7/05 6:38 PM  

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