Thursday, November 09, 2006

Feeder upstairs unhappy to be asked to stop feeding

The town council officer called about this case. It turns out the person feeding upstairs is unhappy and wants to meet up with the TC. The complainant told the feeder not to feed in the common corridor and the feeder claims she is NOT feeding in the common corridor but on her doorstep.

At the same time, the complainant is not a resident there, though the resident is also quite annoyed when I spoke with her.

So there are two problems here - the TC is handling complaints from non-residents. Assuming other people in the area are happy to let the cat up, then why should the non-resident complainant have a say?

On the other hand, it seems that she isn't the only unhappy one - and luring the cat up WILL cause problems. However the resident feeding doesn't see it that way - it's HER house and HER doorstep, so why can't she feed? She's not wrong - it's not illegal, but it DOES put the cat in danger.

TC has asked us to come along and speak with the resident feeding upstairs.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

Ha, TC handling complaints from anonymous, from non-residents. What else next?

I think our TCs are really too free. Shall we all start calling the TCs and complain about every single thing that we can't tahan so that they have things to do and not get redundant and ultimately not get retrenched??

9/11/06 3:13 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Rachel - yes and when you call and aren't from the area, they ask why you are interfering!

9/11/06 4:44 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

The feeder is only feeding this cat at her door step, why then does she not want to adopt this cat?

9/11/06 5:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Who knows? If we get a chance to meet her, I'll ask - this was the house that wouldn't open the door when I went by.

9/11/06 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm maybe should first look into who is the non resident? It could be a mother in law who doesnt like the idea of a cat walking around the corridor near her pregnant daughter in law's home? I dont think that TC will just take the complain as it is.... the non resident must be someone who has a valid reason to complain. And put it this way feeding outside your doorstep is really asking for it.....

9/11/06 5:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - I agree. The woman should NOT be feeding on her doorstep.

The complainant is the niece of the resident.

9/11/06 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is getting stranger. Cats get caught in a dysfunctional family??

9/11/06 6:30 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sorry I wasn't clear though - the complainant is the niece of a resident in the block. The feeder lives right opposite the aunt.

9/11/06 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soap opera, main cast the community cats and the niece of the residents as the villian.
TC should only response when complainant leave their name and contact nos to prevent abuse of corporate resources. So who is the selfmade weakest link?

9/11/06 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldnt cast the niece as a villain.... The kind of response is precisely what I posted about in another of Dawn's threads... By sterotyping everyone who doesn't share a love of cats as hateful, evil etc etc is not going to solve the problem. And in this case "dysfunctional family"?? Since when does a family member making a complain on behalf of another become dysfunctional?

Facts are TC are empowered by law to action on complains, residents who share the same hdb floor as you have their own rights too... they might not share your love for cats and they are not obliged to be nice when rules are broken. I am sure that alot of us who keep cats in HDB make sure that they are kept out of sight and if need be, establish good terms with neighbours so as to minimise complains and if there are any, neighbours can tell you nicely instead of reporting to HDB behind your back. In this case, clearly the feeder was blatantly feeding in front of her home, maybe the niece was concerned for her aunt? Or there could be alot of reasons... but labelling them evil wont help the situation.

9/11/06 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anonymous will read the above postings MORE carefully instead of stereotyping some posters, there has been a misunderstanding that the niece was related to the feeder. This was later clarified by Dawn.

9/11/06 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry but I HAVE READ the posts and where did I get it wrong? I thought Dawn said that it is the niece of the resident that stays opposite the feeder.

9/11/06 10:51 PM  

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