Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Check with town council

If your cat goes missing, do check with your town council in addition to the SPCA and AVA. A few cats seem to have gone missing in a particular town council and one of the people who wrote in said that her cat had gone missing a month prior to this but was found in an entirely different part of Singapore. If you or other witnesses see the cats being caught, but did not turn up at the AVA,you should lodge a complaint with your town council and ask where the cat has gone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The town council should be fined for abandoning the cats into another town council and became the latter's "cat nuisance"? I don't think the dumped town council will be too happy about that!

30/11/05 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

AVA should be informed - cats captured by Town Council are not send to AVA, but were dumped elsewhere. This is illegal!

30/11/05 6:13 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Absolutely - you should tell the AVA if you know that your cat was caught but that it never showed at the AVA.

30/11/05 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably a ploy to appear "goody goody" with no official culling of cats and perhaps even appearing to save cost!

30/11/05 6:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Just been getting more reports from people from this same TC that their cats have gone missing in the last few weeks. I'm asking that they please call their TC and see if their cats were caught.

30/11/05 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Helga said...

No wonder they are so afraid that "people" will dump cats...because they themselves are doing it! I heard that cleaners were instructed to remove cats and that these cats would not be sent to AVA.

30/11/05 8:30 PM  
Anonymous vegancatsg said...

I heard that in HK, community cats are also microchipped during the sterilization. The chips identify the areas they are from. If microchipping is cheap, this would provide information on the movement of the cats.
Are there any science students in NUS willing to do a thesis on our community cats? I think knowledge of the lives of the community cats may prove to be useful in many ways such as confirming the effectiveness of TnRm.

1/12/05 12:21 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The worry is that if microchipping is then made 'compulsory', any unmicrochipped cats might get rounded up too. If specific caregivers wants to microchip their cats for their own identification, that's different from an overall 'licensing' scheme so to speak.

1/12/05 9:43 AM  

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