Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Singapore Cat, GIRO forms and cat traps!

Just came back from dropping off the books to our sponsors with the Society's Vice-President. There were a group of kind people who sponsored the book, which really helped!

Our GIRO forms are just in too, so we'll be putting them in the next issue of our newsletter.

We also dropped off a cat trap to a lady who is trying to trap some community cats in her neighbourhood. When I went in though, I found one of her cats tied to a sofa. Her husband, I gather, has not been very supportive of her keeping the cats, and as her apartment is quite open, the cat runs out, so she put it on a very long leash - but still a leash. Must try and get some photos of a screen door for her to try that will allow air in, but keep the cat in too.

Jolanda and I are going to see a condominium about TNR tonight.


Anonymous mrs budak said...

Talking about screen doors, I was at a DIY shop looking for material to screen our windows and front gate. There's this rolled-up plastic mesh thing for sale. You can cut them to size and then attach them to your gate or window grille using those plastic tabs for sealing plastic bags (those that are used in Mustafa). The plastic mesh cost $25-30 dollars depending on width and length, and I'm sure the plastic tabs cost very little. Maybe you can run this idea through the lady.

26/7/05 9:05 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks very much for the suggestion - I'll definitely let her know.

26/7/05 11:49 PM  
Anonymous siew kah said...

These plastic rolled-up things are available from shops along Kelantan Lane at wholesale prices, which are much lower than what one gets at DIY/pet shops.

27/7/05 11:04 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Siew Kah.

27/7/05 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes please, if possible, can we have the pictures please? Thank you.

27/7/05 12:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

If I can, I'll post them. There are actually different ways of putting up grills, so it depends on what you want to use.

27/7/05 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Liyana said...

I am using an alumnium wire mesh which is long lasting and rustfree and it also comes in meters as well. I have used the plastic ones but it will need replacement after awhile. You can get them at one of the pet accessories shop at Sunset at the block of Clementi Animal Clinic. You really have to ask and enquire as they are not displaying it quite openly. Its really fantastic and I am using them for most of my windows now. You just need to get the measurements and have them cut and secure it with thin aluminium wires or something similar. I am also using the Magic Seal but its pretty ex. I will get more details if anyone is interested in the above.

27/7/05 10:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Liyana - why not? This seems to be a problem most of us face!

27/7/05 11:51 PM  
Anonymous mrs budak said...

This is how we're cat-proofing our flat:


Hopefully this plastic one will last or we'll have to look into the aluminium option, or train our cat not to hang around the windows!

(BTW we're visiting the SPCA tomorrow to pick a cat... very nervous!)

4/8/05 11:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wow good work Mrs Budak! Good luck tomorrow too. It looks like you've done a really good job meshing up the windows.

4/8/05 11:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

PS Just be careful they can't squeeze between the mesh and out - some cats can be quite resourceful!

4/8/05 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can also use InsectOut magnetic insect screen / window mesh from www.InsectOut.com.sg

28/2/17 11:57 AM  

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