Thursday, September 07, 2006

ST (7-9-06)

Thanks Vegancat!

A letter from the man who is always complaining about pet cats and community cats and mixing up the two - plus he continues to trap and trap the cats even though as I understand it, the cats are mostly sterilised in his neighbourhood.

He also mentioned in our email correspondence that he would continue trapping and killing the cats even when I offered to speak to him and his neighbours about TNRM.

Sep 7, 2006
SITNews: Have rules for how cats are kept


NEUTERED or sterilised cats may not multiply, but they cause the same nuisances as those that are not.

Cats have territorial instincts, which is one reason why they fight in the dead of the night, disturbing people's sleep.

Such problems increase with the rise in number of cats. Their numbers must be controlled instead of talking about the rights of strays.

Sad to say, many pet owners do not understand their responsibilities to their pets as well as other human beings. How many cat lovers understand the frustration and anger of those having to clear cats' faeces and urine?

What do they have to say about cats that go about stealing food? Most of the stray cats suffer from malnutrition as they do not get sufficient food. They steal when they get a chance as it is easier than catching a mouse.

I have to fumigate my home twice to get rid of cat fleas though I do not keep cats.

Currently, there are no rules regarding the keeping of cats. I urge the authorities to come up with some regulations.

Tan Tuan Khoon

39 Comments:

Anonymous moglee said...

He does not have a cat, does he know how fleas look like? Cats don;t produce fleas. They are from our enviroment and our plants. My indoor cats got their fleas from my upstair neighbour's plant whom the flea took a ride on the leaves and landed at my balcony.

It is clear why he is facing such problems in his area. If he does not change his attitude, he will not see improvement.

He is in no position to judge the felines.

7/9/06 9:59 AM  
Anonymous judith said...

Mr. Tan should be invited to contact CWS so that the problems in his estate can be addressed. He seems unaware that pet cats are not allowed in HDB flats.

An afterthought: how does it happen that there were cat fleas in his cat-free household? If there really were fleas, how does he know they came from cats?

fatcat

7/9/06 10:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Mr Tan does not live in HDB and we have already been in contact with him. He does not want to try TNRM and has told me he is quite happily going to trap the cats. I understand most of the community cats in the estate are sterilised and managed.

7/9/06 10:07 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I have seen people with mites and they blame it on cats. Cats get blamed for many things nowadays.

7/9/06 10:10 AM  
Blogger auntie p said...

Eh...how does one know his house has fleas? He can see? Or he doesn't clean his house much?

Or his house is so cluttered that the fleas can somehow multiply without the warm body and blood of a live animal? Or was he the live animal on which the fleas thrive?

*scratch head*

7/9/06 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh, i have three cats at home and no fleas leh! I think the fleas are more a reflection of his own housekeeping skills and hygiene than anythg else!

So if his house stinks somebody should tell him it's not the fault of the cats, it's HIM!! LOL.

7/9/06 10:53 AM  
Anonymous HW said...

"...Currently, there are no rules regarding the keeping of cats. I urge the authorities to come up with some regulations."

I really don't quite get where is he getting at... in fact there is already 1 rule now, that is HDB forbids keeping of cats.

If he meant by "reducing the number of wondering community cats", then right now this is what the CWS and loads of volunteers are doing, steralising the cats to control the population, and through a series of general education (plus the SPCA) to teach the public about the proper way of keeping cats and not just "throwing them away"

He just don't get it. This kind, this type of people, is another kind of sad case.

Cheers

7/9/06 11:07 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

This man lives in a private house unless he has since moved. He keeps removing the sterilised cats, so new cats keep moving in. This has gone on for years - and he has said he's quite happy to continue doing so.

7/9/06 11:17 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

What a bastard!

7/9/06 11:28 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Where does he remove the sterilised cats to? Does AVA cull sterilised cats too?

7/9/06 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mary
The cats go to cat heaven!
Of course they got killed, courtesy of AVA for free delivery and free pickup!

7/9/06 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word is KILL, not CULL! MURDER might be more appropriate. Mr Tan is the one who needs to be removed from being a menace.

7/9/06 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in a private estate. It is the ppl who make noise and dirty the estate. On weekends from Fri nite, some party into the night, talk loudly and leave mess behind. Cats are scared off by the din humans make. I bet This Mr Tan ( chia-sai) will not hv the balls to come out of his home and tell these sort of noise makers off. If he is lucky, he might be able to crawl back to his hole and rot! He appears to speak up for non- animal lovers but only manage to show what an ignorant prick he really is. Can I piblish this in Straits Times forum, I'll be glad to.

7/9/06 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mentally disturbed people will not be able to sleep even on the moon. So don't blame the cats for sleepless nights. The cats he traps to kill, I hope they haunt him til he ends up in an assylum. But we know cats are too kind to take revenge.

7/9/06 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since he likes dead cats so much maybe we should send him the dead bodies of the cats whose throats were slit in Jurong.

7/9/06 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this lowlife any better off than the guy who slits cats' throats? He's even worse in fact because he's doing it legally! People like him are the scum of society. No one would shed a tear if he was disposed of.

7/9/06 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cats should not be blamed for fleas. He could easily have flea infestation from rats!

7/9/06 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anything we can do to 'wake up this idiot's idea'? Like write in to him or something? He needs to be educated...tell us how to do it.

7/9/06 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Cats should not be blamed for fleas. He could easily have flea infestation from rats! "

Perhaps someone should write to ST to educate Mr Tan that HIS fleas could come from rats and the remedy is to KEEP cats! not KILL them.

7/9/06 2:20 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

he needs education.

Not just about cats, but about how to live like a human being.

7/9/06 3:32 PM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Dawn,
Just curious, your second para got chopped off: "He has bragged that he ..."

What did Mr Wonderful Human brag about?

7/9/06 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope his children read this blog and hopefully feel a sense of SHAME!!

7/9/06 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Oops let me update that Calsifer. He seemed quite proud of the number of cats he killed. If I'm not wrong, this is the same man who was in the news a few years ago during SARS on tv.

He's definitely the same man I was corresponding with via email, and who told me he would keep trapping and removing.

One of the caregivers there DID actually go over and give him a piece of her mind, and I think he started leaving HER cats alone.

7/9/06 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did a seach on google on this A**H**'s name, this what I found.
Residents like retiree Tan Tuan Khoon, 57, who lives behind the shops in Jalan Redop, agreed. 'I moved here in 1976 as it was close to the market and shops. I should be told what's going to come up in place of the shops and how long it will take.'

7/9/06 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were the caregiver I would like to give him a little more than just a piece of my mind.

7/9/06 7:43 PM  
Blogger cat_aunty said...

Is he the murder suspect?

7/9/06 7:56 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

i think i ve quarrelled with someone like him in another forum -a town council forum ...

but that guy was a HDB resident ... he also grumbled abt fleas and noises in the night ...

i answered his post saying that the fleas are from his unwashed body, while the noises in the night emanate from his wife and her lover making out in the guest room ...

7/9/06 8:14 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Cat Aunty - which murder suspect? I don't think he's related to the Jurong case if that's what you mean. He's trapping and sending the cats to be killed in the comfort of his own home.

7/9/06 8:51 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Seems like this fella is just a trouble-maker, shit-stirrer. Seriously. Don't people have better things to do with their time? Like, care for animals, for instance??? The world is a bleak enough place as it is.

7/9/06 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont be surprised someone throw a bag of bloody intestines, liver, heart, chicken heads over into his house and make sure that the bag breaks on impact decorating his precious garden with lots of goodies.

8/9/06 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May a thousand fleas infest his hairy, smelly, unwashed armpit!

i think his mind is clogged up with something that mr.tan has 2 blame every thing on cats. If culls all the cats in his area, more cats will come!
I don c y that ****** has 2 do that in the 1st place. he is an ignorant moron!!!!!!!!
twelve yrs.

8/9/06 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Fiona said...

Wait a min... is he authorised to trap and cull cats???
If he's not from AVA, it is illegal for him to practice culling isn't it?

13/9/06 6:38 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Fiona - you're right. He can't kill them. Nor can anyone he's loaning these traps out to. So where are the cats going? They are supposed to be sent to AVA. We're speaking with residents in the estate now who are caring for the community cats there.

13/9/06 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is a police report made?

21/9/06 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the emails can be used as evidence.

21/9/06 11:09 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

He didn't mention what he did with the cats in the email. Also he did copy AVA (and the PM, the DPM, various Ministers and Ministries) in his email.

22/9/06 12:24 AM  
Blogger ester said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

6/2/09 1:03 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi, that was potentially defamatory so I took it down.

6/2/09 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a sad sad sad old man.

21/6/09 7:07 AM  

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