Friday, February 24, 2006

Injured cat from fall

Injured cat
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

This cat is being looked after by a caregiver. Look at the angle of his legs and that is a diaper he is wearing. Since his fall, his back legs are paralysed and he has problems with defecation.

The caregiver said that she believes it is a cat that belongs to a family she knows and the cat fell. This is not the first cat of theirs has fallen.


Blogger Kayley said...

It breaks my heart. Look at how he's bent his ears in unhappiness... Poor thing. No living thing should be left injured AND abandoned. No one with a conscience should ever do that.

I wish I had the money to do things for animals like them. But unfortunately I cannot do that. Haiii I hope that you can give out flyers when you are free. Maybe someone who can afford the sterilisation fees will do soemthing. My area is Bukit Panjang Petir, right at the end of Petir.

As for the void deck kitties, they are back. Not sterilised but behaving like sterilised fat oldies: sleepy, lazy, and expecting food everytime I give them a pat or two. One meowed rather unhappily when he/she saw that I had no food for them! I'm amazed to see that they do behave like children sometimes...

24/2/06 11:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Flyers about what exactly Kayley?

What about the feeders in your estate?

25/2/06 12:39 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

There are flyers created by volunteers at
Let's do what we can on our own.
I think one can start with just one cat a fortnight and that will be within most people's budget. I know of many caregivers who earn very little, yet over a period of time, they manage to get most of the community cats in their area sterilized. One such lady is Mrs Yip (she gave permission for this webpage)

25/2/06 5:58 PM  
Blogger Kayley said...

Well flyers about sterilisation and perhaps about the benefits of it. Most people in my estate are old people and they do not know about such things.

As to what Vegancat has said, well I agree that some people could do it. But as a student I can't. Furthermore my dad is worried about my spending it on cats which I don't even feed or look after. He thinks it is not really fair because the feeders should do it. So far I've not seen the feeders, they seem to come at 2-3pm when I'min school. But there are 3-4 feeder apparently. So perhaps the flyers might motivate them to start something.

25/2/06 9:10 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That's great Vegancat!

Kayley, if money is a problem, then let us know and we can see what we can do to help. However, as Vegancat said, it would be best if we all do our own little bit. If we wait for someone else to start, then it may never get done.

I agree that ideally the feeders should do it, and your little bit may be just to hand out flyers to them, or perhaps to speak with them. Perhaps on a weekend or holiday when you're not in school. I'm sure they feed every day.

25/2/06 9:22 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

It will be great for a student like you to connect with the "older" cat feeders. Empower them with your education and IT knowledge. Help to speak up for them to the Town Council. Write to the MP. It will make a great impression on the MP to see young people taking an interest in community affairs. TC and MP will sit up and take notice when youngsters speak out. In my estate, we have two 16 year-old's who are interested in the welfare of the community cats and I bet they made great impression when we wrote to the MP requesting that the TC worked with the volunteers in any complaints related to cats. One of the 16 year old also helped to distributed flyers to two blocks of flats, on the need to get home cats sterilized, on what tip-ear means,on responsible feeding, and on the benefits of TnRM. And we have positive responses. Two families call up about how to get their home cats sterilized and I think abandonment has reduced somewhat.

25/2/06 9:22 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

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26/2/06 12:58 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I agree - having younger people involved is very important because you can be the voice for the caregivers. You can help with people who are not able to speak for themselves.

26/2/06 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no...this is a very depressing picture! Can we pool some money for this poor kitty??? Send him/her for treatment or something. He looked miserable and must be feeling miserable too!!!! *sigh* wish I have lots and lots of money to save cats. It breaks my heart knowing that I can only do so little while so many abandoned, injured and abused cats are still out there waiting to be rescued! : (

27/2/06 12:46 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, the caregiver is looking after the cat now. She was advised to put it down, but she's trying to help it recover.

27/2/06 1:15 PM  
Anonymous bc said...

Kudos to the caregiver! Are there plans to get this kitty his own set of wheels, or is he not suitable for some reason? Read that wheels help such kitties regain mobility and in some cases regain the use of thier injured legs! Can we, the cat-loving crowd, help in some way?

27/2/06 4:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Everyone is really taken by this sweet cat. I'll ask the caregiver.

27/2/06 5:04 PM  

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