Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cats hiding

Cats hiding
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

These cats were hiding when we visited. The adoption volunteer and I went down to take a look because we heard that a woman wanted to adopt her declawed cats out. These were two of the cats.


Blogger Kayley said...

S'poreans are far from being civilised if they can't see that animals are also living things that feel. Stupid people think that animals that are injured are nothing. If it were not a cat but a man, would they say the same?

And the government actually believes that cats cannot be kept in homes because it is nomadic. So the Chinese get to keep hamsters and dogs, but the Malays prefer cats but are not allowed to keep cats?! That rule is racially biased to begin with, even if that was not intentional. I think they should review it! You can't ban cats because no one died of cat bites and cats do not bark at night nor are the poisonous. The hygiene is the duty of the keepers. Should ban the keepers and not the cats.

Btw, I just saw yet another Singapura. Seems that they are all coming here because they are all young cats. Oh my... I don't even know HOW to start.... Where do you get all that $$ and help to get them to be sterilised?

14/2/06 6:20 PM  
Blogger Kayley said...

Oh yeah, did I tell you? My late grandpa could train a cat to use the toilet bowl. The cat even refuses to shit unless the door is closed.

People are too lazy to toilet train their pets and strays are usually not toilet trained. It is not that cats like to dirty the place. Also, my estate's had so many cats, and not once have I come across any void deck that is dirty because cats defecated there. Usually the cats do not defecate where people walk past because they avoid humans. I think a lot of dirtying is by irresponsible feeding.

14/2/06 6:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Kayley, actually there are no Singapuras in Singapore - they are a breed that was brought in from overseas ironically.

As for the toilet training, yes it is possible to toilet train your cat, but not every cat is toilet trained. Also, cats tend to bury their defecation, so it could well be irresponsible owners who are not picking up their dog's defecation, because cats seldom would do it on a walkway.

14/2/06 6:49 PM  
Blogger Kayley said...

Oh yeah my dad was pretty annoyed when he heard that I was suggesting to sterilised the cats out of my own pockets of from the feeders'. Does the Town Council have a responsibility too? Can they fund such stuff since it concerns the neighborhood as well?

14/2/06 9:14 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Kayley, that would be ideal but right now, they only fund trapping the cats and killing them. It would really help if money was diverted to sterilisation as you said.

14/2/06 11:40 PM  

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