Wednesday, December 07, 2005

HDB policy

I just spoke to the feeder from yesterday. Unfortunately, it seems that she also had a complaint made against her because the HDB came to her home. She kept insisting that she can keep cats because everyone else does - this is actually such a common misconception, I can't blame her for thinking that at all.

What was more unusual was that she wanted to complain about SPCA for holding adoption drives. I've asked her to please not do so - why punish the cats plus the drives are for everyone, not just HDB residents.

One woman I spoke to wanted to complain about her neighbours with cats because SHE had been complained against. There's no point getting someone else (and their cats!) into trouble if you are.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I am interested to have a cat and I live in 3rd floor HDB. Just wondering what kind of compalint did she get??? Please reply so I can be prepared and have precaution.

7/12/05 11:28 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm not sure what complaint she had, but she did have a cat that used to walk upstairs and I have a feeling someone complained.

8/12/05 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sterilized cats are far easier to live with than dogs as they are quiet.
There will be no complaints if they are keep strictly indoors except the exceptional "neighbours from hell" who will act out of paranoia. However I have heard that TC and even MP were sympathetic when the cat owner could prove that the neighbour's complaint was unreasonable.
There was this complaint from a downstair neighbour that cat hair flew in from upstair but this was thrown "out of the window" after the MP made a personal visit to the flat.

8/12/05 9:34 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I agree. Many MPs have been very sympathetic and have even written in to intercede on behalf of the residents.

8/12/05 10:03 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Basically, keeping your cats and the house clean, ensuring your neighbours are not 'disturbed' by the cats and being discreet - not allowing your cats to roam out of the house and having them sterilised, i think these are basic rules that can ensure your cats a chance to live in the HDB flat (illegally but safely)

8/12/05 12:46 PM  

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