Monday, October 23, 2006

Cat staring at the door

Cat staring at the door
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

This is one of the cats complained about. The cat was sitting right outside the house waiting to go in.


Anonymous christine said...

there's one outside my door now too.. been trying to enter my house for the past few days..

couldnt do anything abt it..

23/10/06 11:37 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Any idea if anyone is feeding it?

23/10/06 11:43 PM  
Blogger dolcedonna said...

i have it too... he waits outside waiting to go in.. but now.. i've decided to keep him permanently inside.. he is a stray, sterilised..

24/10/06 2:58 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thank you!

24/10/06 4:59 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

It is sad that this cat will be rounded up by the pest control to be killed because of our human follies...again.

24/10/06 7:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes the owner came to the door and identified it as her cat. Then she said that someone in the house had an allergy and they couldn't keep it in. I asked if she could shower it more frequently. She told me she didn't like cats - the cat was really her mother's and she hoped it could be taken away.

24/10/06 11:15 AM  
Anonymous christine said...

some1 at my 13th floor feeds it, but refuse to take it in (he has another tomcat @ home)

wad can i do.. my mom's anti-cat.. i try to lure it down b4 n feed it w/o my parent knowing. if not they'll try all means to chase e cat away.

we cant really do much abt such stuff except taking them in. the cats are very much n they all know their way back. they like the house so much, they will continue staying outside.

24/10/06 11:29 AM  
Anonymous christine said...

*very smart i mean.. not 'much'

24/10/06 11:30 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Christine,

Any chance you can ask the guy on the 13th floor to feed downstairs? It's great you're trying to feed downstairs, but if he continues to do so, the cat will keep coming up.

24/10/06 12:39 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

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24/10/06 2:26 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I "hope" the family will get to witness the terrifying experience of this once-upon-a-time-home-cat when the pest control people come and round it up!
Since the cat cannot be saved, would it make a difference if this family is reported for abandonment since it was declared it was her "mother's cat".

24/10/06 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why cant the cat be saved? Surely someone can take the cat away from them since they dont want it? I dont like the idea of waiting for pest control to come(jian si bu jiu)

24/10/06 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cat will not die any happier knowing that its owners will have been taught a lesson. pls man is any one going to do anything about it

24/10/06 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really hate to hear about people who dont care what happens to their animals. i wish i could do something. but i do know that cursing at the owner is not going to do anythng to help the cats

24/10/06 3:19 PM  
Anonymous christine said...

13th floor uncle insist tt cat followed him everywhere, he did feed it downstairs he claimed.

but sighhh.. 13th floor to my place, 8 levels difference. cat seems to love my door.

forget abt e whole issue.. one gd news: im bringing him for sterilization on thurs morning.. n hope he finds a new territory after that=)

24/10/06 5:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

They said they will feed it downstairs. Let's hope they do. The problem Anonymous is who is going to take in the cat? Or all the OTHER cats that are fed like this. They can be moved downstairs of course, but the feeders have to stop what they are doing, or else the cat will just move back up. Basically if the feeder can just stop feeding upstairs, there will be no problem. It's now up to them if they want to listen.

24/10/06 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dangit. if there are other cats as well then there is big problem. is the TC willing to give them chance bfore sending pest control...? maybe pple can get them sterilized first..

24/10/06 6:51 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Will post more photos tomorrow. Yes, the problem is there ARE more cats - and this problem is not unique to this area sadly.

People are complaining the cats go upstairs and defecate and run into their house - they don't particularly care if they ARE sterilised. So the sterilisation, while important to ensure that there aren't MORE cats, won't solve the problem.

24/10/06 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the poor cat has been thrown out of its home?? i feel so sorry for it. how come the mother doesn't take care of it since it's hers?

i have a sterilised stray that sometimes comes up to my flat too. to sleep on the chair my neighbour has outside. i don't mind and hope my neighbour doesn't either.

25/10/06 10:45 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - great of you to sterilise it, but unfortunately as I think we see very often, the neighbour MAY mind, but just not tell you! They may go straight to the TC. Life would be a lot easier if people just spoke to their neighbours if they had a complaint about the cat.

Any idea why it comes up to your flat specifically?

25/10/06 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it wasn't me who sterilised the cat. :) it was already sterilised when i moved into my present home a year ago.

i think there may be a combination of reasons why this cat comes up. one is that his caregiver lives on the floor below me. she is a very good and conscientiuos caregiver and feeds the cats discreetly downstairs. but this clever cat has obviously figured out where she lives and sometimes sleeps outside her door. on my floor, just one floor up, my neighbour has these comfy chairs permanently outside and the cat comes to sleep on them. that is one reason. another is that for some unfathomable reason, he seems to have taken a liking to me recently (i have no idea why since i do not feed or play with him) so he sometimes comes up and parks himself right outside my door, forsaking even the comfy chairs! basically, i find that he is coming up a lot more often nowadays. whereas i hardly saw him outide my hse, now he comes up maybe once a fortnight on the average.

there are other sterilised community cats downstairs but only this cat comes up like that.

25/10/06 1:42 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - any idea if someone else may be feeding too, besides the caregiver downstairs?

25/10/06 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are many feeders in the area aside from the caregiver, tho i cannot say how consistent they are.

i see kibble from time to time in the void deck (wh i know is not the work of the caregiver cos she is very discreet and always cleans up) and all the cats are chubby.

26/10/06 11:12 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

None of them feed upstairs though?

26/10/06 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not that i know. and anyway the cat just lounges abt. he's not destructive, nor does he pee or poop upstairs. also, there are only 2 families per level at our corner and i guess only ppl on my floor and the caregiver's floor are affected, so that's just 4 families.

when i next see my neighbours, i will ask them to let me know if they have problems with the cat.

26/10/06 2:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...


26/10/06 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk to the mother and urge her to take the cat inside. why risk the cat's life. you shd talk to her immediately before it is too late.

better act fast.

28/10/06 10:52 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, clearly there are family members who do not want the cat in the house. I have called to followup but got no reply.

Same thing is happening all over the place - people refusing to keep their cats in even though they KNOW the cats will be caught.

30/10/06 11:10 AM  

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