Friday, October 13, 2006

Kitty Culprit?


Kitty Culprit?
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I went over to the next block to speak with a complainant. She mentioned there was defecation on the stairwell - and indeed there was.

The complainant asked me in for a drink and explained that she was not against the cat, but that she was getting quite tired of cleaning up. This was especially as she was heavily pregnant or she would clean up the area. I took a photo of this cat which was sitting one landing above hers, and she said that she could not be sure it was this particular cat defecating (and she didn't want to accuse the wrong cat) but she saw this cat around very often.

Quite a few other neighbours confirmed this. This cat was extremely friendly and followed me around as I was walking up and down.

Two different neighbours confirmed the cat belonged to or was cared for by a family. When I approached them, they denied it vehemently. The neighbour below them though, identified the cat as theirs. She said it ran into her house sometimes and she would go upstairs and return the cat to them. She was quick to add this didn't happen often, and I don't think she had a problem with it.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

How nice of the complainant to offer you a drink. You don't get such kindness from many complainants. The cat looked under nourished, is there no way for CWS to have it adopted out since the family denied the cat belongs to them.

13/10/06 9:19 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Mary, yes she was quite friendly. She isn't against the cat but is just tired of the defecation.

We may well look into adoption for this cat actually. It is friendly and pretty and may have a good chance.

13/10/06 2:15 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Thanks Dawn.

13/10/06 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute cat. Cute or not, it deserves responsible owners.

13/10/06 7:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Absolutely right - we're asking the complainant to help keep an eye on the situation and let us know what happens next week.

13/10/06 9:32 PM  
Blogger Cate said...

Oooh dear, a pregnant woman shouldn't be cleaning up cat poo.

14/10/06 12:31 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Cate - that's why she doesn't do it anymore I think. And yes as a precaution, it is better for pregnant women not to handle cat defecation.

14/10/06 12:42 AM  

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