Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cat in playground

Cat in playground
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I went for a meeting last night and saw this cat. He's recently been dumped according to the volunteer I spoke with.


Blogger Mary said...

Beautiful cat. Sterilised? Can't see the tipped ear.

26/9/06 9:55 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The caregiver told me that another caregiver had told him it was sterilised, but without the ear tip. This one was just dumped.

26/9/06 10:01 AM  
Anonymous kaori said...

hmn, here's a question I had sometime ago. If we picked up a cat that was sterilized without tipped-ear, probably dumped or lost from home, is there anyway to tell physically? If we sent it to the vet unknowingly do we have to pay?

26/9/06 10:09 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes because if they open the cat up, they still need to use anaesthetic and the like.

The vet may be able to tell first though - it's always harder to tell with females, but they do look for stitches.

26/9/06 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my own little she-cat was sterilised and its hard to see the stitches under all that fur. dunno if the vet shaves off the fur ard the belly can see or not.

i guess this poor cat shld hv her ear tipped if she's going to stay a community cat.

26/9/06 10:52 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes I do think they plan to.

26/9/06 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Sad said...

The other scary thing about non-tipped ear sterillised cats that get lost is they can get picked up and ... well ... :(

My mum's first cat was a non-tipped sterilised female. One night she was chased out of our yard by another cat and we never found her. We heard that the AVA had been around catching strays that week too. It was a very very hard time for us all. Now no cats of ours sees the great outdoors anymore and they are all tip-earred!

26/9/06 3:47 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sad - I'm sorry to hear that. It is good to hear all your cats are kept indoors now.

The AVA doesn't trap cats though - they loan traps out to your neighbours who put the traps out. If your cat is caught, do call the AVA to get your cat back.

26/9/06 3:54 PM  
Blogger koratmao said...

I feel very sad for the cat now having to fight the cold living in the streets. Can he be arranged for adoption?

26/9/06 4:13 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Koratmao, he seemed to have settled in very well to the colony. He has good caregivers looking after him. He looks pretty happy to me.

26/9/06 4:23 PM  
Blogger koratmao said...

Whew... thanks Dawn, thats a relief to hear. Bless the kind caregivers,I'm not allowed to curse so may God deal with the dumping owners

27/9/06 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have often thought abt this. living as a community cat may not necessarily be a bad thg. they have freedom to do what they like - climb trees, stalk birds, chase insects and other cat thgs.

the community cats at my place, for example, lead quite an idyllic life. there are many feeders, some very good caregivers and they are safe from cars as there are no busy roads nearby. i have never seen anyone, not even the kids, treat them roughly. so they play all day in the sun and seem quite happy. of course i am also aware that they are vulnerable to the usual dangers that all community cats are subject to.

so although our instinct may be to try to rehome the strays we see, depending on their circumstances, they may well be happy where they are.

27/9/06 12:07 PM  

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