Thursday, June 22, 2006

Cats moved from one area to another

Remember the town council that trapped some of the cats and sent them somewhere else? The caregiver asked that they be found and returned to her, but apparently some other cats were sent to the AVA and they weren't the ones she lost.

I just spoke to the officer. He admitted that the cats were dumped but said that this was the first time they had dumped the cats somewhere else which may or may not be the case. He said however he will not do it again and will call before he traps any cats.

What also happened is that apparently there are some dumped cats in the area which are more difficult to trap, and chances are these are the ones causing the problems - so guess which cats ended up being caught? The friendly, sterilised ones.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

when trapping is concerned, the TC will definitely round-up all the cats. they DON'T care whether the cats are sterilised or not. All they want to do, is a quick and fast job, and round-up everything and GO.....

The sterilised ones are less active, and they will be the first ones to be caught. I hv seen some of these sterilised cats and they are quite big and heavy, therefore cannot run lah......

The unsterilised ones are more active. They run and hide very fast.

That's why, I said, never dump other cats in another location. More problems...

22/6/06 3:37 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Plus sterilisation can make them friendlier - or else they are used to people because they have caregivers. The more prolific ones are the ones that breed faster - and the ones they cannot catch.

22/6/06 3:44 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

Sometimes I wish I can call the TC and my guest to trap the last most difficult cat in the precinct and I will then conveniently retrieve her and get her sterilized.
But we as care-givers will persevere. with "hunting" down to the very last untipped ear cat so as to protect the rest of tipped ear and also to conserve our resources with less expenditure on sterilization. The feeding aunties are also happy as less cats mean lighter bags of cat food to lug around day after day.

22/6/06 5:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Exactly - wouldn't that be helpful? Why trap the friendly ones who are already done?

22/6/06 5:50 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

The TC officer just wants any cats caught so as to "close the case" and hope....and pray...the complaint will stop. They have no idea and no interest to learn about TnRM. The only way to stop such senseless action is to ask the TC officer to justify the use of residents' fund with no evidence that the problem is resolved in the short AND long term.

22/6/06 6:05 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Good answer!

22/6/06 6:14 PM  

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