Wednesday, April 26, 2006

More complaints from the same block

The volunteer and I met quite a few residents in the block this afternoon. Besides the complainant, who said the cat came to defecate outside his window almost every day, we met quite a few other residents. We were told the cat had given birth and its kittens caught, and that the feeder was the unit on the corner. Two different residents confirmed this.

The volunteer and I approached the corner unit again (where the cat always sits). The woman remembered me from the last visit. I asked for her help trapping the cat - we told her we would not be taking it away to kill it, but that if it was not taken away, the way the complaints were going, the cat was going to be caught and killed. We told her that the other kittens had been taken away and killed already.

The woman said that she was not the feeder (though the food bowls were still under her plants) and that she was scared of the cat. She said that she would not dare touch it. Another guy in the house also said the same thing. One of the other residents told us that they have seen family members from that unit stroking the cat.

The complainant also said that they keep the cat in sometimes, but at other times, they let it out.

The cat knows its way around the block really well and it runs up and down staircases and in and out of flats.

When I got home, there was a complaint from another resident in the same block via email about the defecation problem.


Blogger Kayley said...

Dear gal i have gd news for you! CAregiver has sterilised one of the void deck kitties whom I call Pink Nose. The cat is very unhappy now, walking oddly and running away from human feet. She does like a pet on the head though.

I called you just now while you were in a meeting. One of the striped strays was sleeping and when I pet her, she coughed! Was a little worried when I saw bugs around her, but I think they were hiding in the fur because the weather was cold. When she got up they crawled off her and walked off. Hope the cough is due to the cold weather...?

26/4/06 8:32 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Glad to hear it Kayley!

26/4/06 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, there is this cat who insists on sitting in lifts! she goes up and down and up and down! she is a newbie stray -nv see her around my block until a mth ago. my block has many feeders but just a bit afraid for this lift-obssessed cat! what shld i do?

27/4/06 12:35 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Anonymous any idea if someone is feeding the cat upstairs?

27/4/06 12:39 AM  
Blogger auntie p said...

There used to be a lift-taking cat at my blk before he died of unknown causes. That cat would stay inside the lift only to take shelter from the heavy rain when the void deck got all wet. He also visited some residents' homes upstairs and gets fed, but there was no defeacation issue as the cat will do it downstairs on the grass.

27/4/06 9:58 AM  
Blogger Kayley said...

Perhaps the lift is warmer. I once lived in a block with a calico mummy who slept like a log in the lift. Even when tickled, she continued sleeping. I don't know why but I think it is warmer and the cat feels safer?

27/4/06 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey no idea if anyone is feeding upstairs but i doubt it. most feeders do it downstaris and clear things up. there is an old auntie who feeds upstaris but only her "adopted" cat and so far no problem with that.
yah, she was just sleeping in the lift - in the middle somemore - the whole day! everyone had to step over her to get in and out of the lift! haha - auntie tom(anoy)_

27/4/06 11:17 PM  
Blogger auntie p said...

Auntie Tom, interesting cat. :) How about putting a shoebox in a corner of the lift for the cat? Or put the box near the lift downstairs?

28/4/06 9:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Most cats dont like being in an enclosed space with no way out so it's a little unusual - the cat must feel very comfortable which is why I'm wondering if someone cares for it.

28/4/06 11:49 AM  

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