Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sad news

Some very sad news - one of members called to say that her father passed away last night. He was a very committed caregiver and rain or shine would cycle around feeding the community cats and dogs. He got them sterilised and took in a number of the old, shy or sick into his flat. I went to their flat once and it was really clean and they even had a special area built in so that the cats could not be seen from the main entrance of the flat.

The caregiver was out last night on his usual route when he was hit by a lorry. He fractured his skull and passed away.

Now the member and her mother are worried about the cats in their flat. Her mother is quite ill and cannot cope with the cats they have - and they range in age from 8 to 18. It's very telling of how committed they are that in the midst of all their grief, that their thoughts would turn at this time to their cats.


Blogger vegancat said...

Will send thoughts of loving-kindness to this man and his family.
What can we do to help?

26/7/06 2:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Vegancat - I know they will appreciate it. I think right now they're looking for a place to board the cats long term and permanently.

26/7/06 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, how can we help out the family?

26/7/06 2:30 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Anonymous - I think their main concern now is what to do with the cats and where to board them. I'm probably attending the wake tonight and will ask.

26/7/06 2:38 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

One thing - if anyone lives on the West end of Singapore and thinks they may be able to do additional caregiving routes, drop me an email. I know that chances are probably slim as everyone is busy managing their own colonies.

26/7/06 3:43 PM  

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