Monday, July 25, 2005

Mediation

I left the exhibition at Woodlands to go for a mediation somewhere in the vicinity on Saturday morning. I was told that a family was feeding their cats right next to the corridor and that the cats were running into their neighbours' home as a result. The neighbour's child is very frightened of cats and asked if the feeding spot could be changed but to no avail. She has spoken directly to them, but she says the situation is better for a while then starts again.

I spoke to a young man who denied that his family was feeding the cat. He had at least one cat at home, but they had a plastic screen up over most of the door. However, he said his family was not the one feeding the community cats outside.

I asked him if he had any idea who was doing the feeding, but he said he did not. I do find this a little strange because the spot is clearly visible the minute they pop out into the corridor and there are only two flats in the vicinity - the complainant and the person being complained about. I suspect the family may be feeding but may not want to admit it. I have asked them to please let us know if they have any information on the feeder - to just look out for them even because the complainant is getting more and more irritated and it's a matter of time before the cats are rounded up.

4 Comments:

Blogger vegancat said...

Perhaps can sugggest to complainant to take digital photo of the feeding and submit to town council. Sometimes we need to be "cruel" to these irresponsible people.

25/7/05 10:54 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes - she says she does not want to escalate the situation. However I just spoke to her again, and she admitted she had seen the woman feed but not in the same spot and with steamed fish, not biscuits. So possibly, it's another feeder altogether. As the complainant's home looks directly out onto this spot, I asked that she please keep an eye out.

25/7/05 11:10 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

Another method is to put signboard at the feeding place with advice on responsible feeding DOWNSTAIRS!..in 3 languages.

25/7/05 12:11 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes - that would work too. I hope they consider it too.

25/7/05 12:49 PM  

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