Friday, June 16, 2006

Pushing the blame to someone else

E_Cat emailed to say that one of the volunteers called to say that the town council had trapped her cats and they never turned up at the AVA. I rang her and found out that she had spoken with an officer and that the officer claimed that they had trapped the cats but he couldn't help it if the pest control didn't send them to the AVA. This is utter rubbish. They cannot try to push the blame now to someone else - after all the TC HIRED the pest control. Cats that are caught cannot be brought and dumped somewhere else - and while we know this is happening, it's very hard to get proof. In this case, it looks like the officer is admitting that they have trapped but they obviously didn't turn up where they should have.

8 Comments:

Blogger vegancat said...

Please do not let this officer get away with this. Send his or her name to the CEO of the TC, cc to MP and AVA and ask for an official explanation.

16/6/06 11:17 AM  
Anonymous mr giggles said...

Yes, Dawn, I second what vegancat has said. This has gone on long enough and is rampant among pest control companies and TCs. Something must be done to stop this practice.

Perhaps some of the pest controllers think they're being kind by dumping the cats elsewhere instead of being brought to be put down by the AVA.

Boils down to the TCs. Those that have agreed to work with resident volunteers should not even trap in the first place, before notifying the volunteers to try to solve the "cat problem", and giving them ample time to work on the "problem".

And then it's the onus of volunteers to make themselves known to the TCs that they are residents who want to do something for the community. TRNM is the only long-term solution to the community cat issues and is beneficial for EVERYONE, including those intolerant of cats.

16/6/06 12:57 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

Care-givers and cat haters share the same goal...the lesser cats the better..less complaints...less killing...less feeding...less vet fees...less worry..and TC save $ on engaging pest control. It is a win-win situation all round. If TC support sterilization and sits it out for it to work...i am sure everyone is happy.

16/6/06 1:53 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes have called up the AVA to let them know about this and they're going to be looking into it.

I agree - why waste all this money? It is ridiculous especially as it doesn't even solve the problem!

On Wednesday, the TC officer trotted out the argument about cat 'lovers' and cat haters and I said that if we controlled the population, EVERYONE is happy.

16/6/06 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PC is paid to catch cats at A and PC dumps at B. Later PC is asked to catch cats at C and PC dumps them at A. This is an endless source of job opportunities for PC, TCs are seen to be doing something and no-cat killed during the wayang.

16/6/06 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with this TC Officer? Is he normal?? Should lodge a complaint against him.

How could be allow his pest control company to dump cats at other places. The pest control company is hired by the TC and it is the TC's responsibility to make sure that the cats go to the right place.

If they trap our cats, where can we redeem them? The PC just anyhow dumped these cats and how are we going to trace our cats. The whole system is WRONG.
Please stop this practice.

18/6/06 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the first place, the Town Council SHOULD NOT trap cats. Why waste so much money and human resources to trap these pitiful cats. And why get this lousy Pest control company, who didn't solve the problem but create new problems.

18/6/06 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the first place, the Town Council SHOULD NOT trap cats. Why waste so much money and human resources to trap these pitiful cats. And why get this lousy Pest control company, who didn't solve the problem but create new problems.

18/6/06 1:13 AM  

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