Monday, December 04, 2006

Remove the cats - in 4 hours

Rebecca mentioned to me on Friday that there was a complaint about some cats found outside a flat. She had spoken to one of the feeders and the situation was that one of the feeders offered to take the cats and would put them up for adoption.

I just received an email from the TC this morning saying that they want to send the cats to the AVA by 2 pm today because no one wants to take the cats. I called the feeder and she said she could not find the cats. For some reason the town council has the cats and the feeder said this was not her understanding as she thought she was supposed to pick them up from outside the flat.

I have just written to the TC to ask them what has happened and said that 4 hours of lead time before removing the cats is just not possible. This would be the case even if I was not in a different country and time zone. They do need to give us time to make arrangements.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tsk! These people obviously do not have pets or even remotely know animals.

Right, imagine telling the cats this...."Kitties..you just have stay to put here and we will pick you up in 4 hrs. No wandering around! Or esle, I need to look around for you!".

Aiyoh!

4/12/06 2:17 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The cats were originally at the bin centre. Now I'm not sure where they are!

4/12/06 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes to Rebecca and the other volunteers at that estate that we know which. Hang in there...TC just wants to break your will. Amazing how TC practises discrimation and gets away with it.

4/12/06 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tc sucks.

4/12/06 9:46 PM  
Anonymous EJ said...

Is 4 hrs a national standard practised by all TCs?

5/12/06 1:47 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Ej - oh no, certainly not! This is the first time I've heard of this.

5/12/06 2:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Tc shouls also solve all problems within 4 hours like who removed the cats?, who abushed the cats?, why TC unable to keep cats population down in 4 hours? You give them 4 years and theys till can't solve the problem so why the unrealistic deadline, for whose convenience?

5/12/06 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time, we give them deadlines like 4 hours to look into a problem.

5/12/06 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HDB and TC is run without higher vision unless directed by their MPs and residents. Whta we need is a nature conservation corner, and those who like artifically planted shrubs for beautification and 'submission' should not visit the conservation area. Because they will start counting the worms, imagine their world will collapse when they see cats in natural habitat. Time to return the animals their habitat and have them in HDB estates. Build less shorter buildings and have 100 storeys to suit human egos.

Animals can live in happiness without all the humans 'no feeding' posters and oppressive
alienation.

5/12/06 1:04 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I think that officers are so frightened of residents complaining that many don't do their jobs in a sensible way just so they can avoid complaints. It does not make sense.

5/12/06 1:38 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I saw a documentary on Channel 8 sometime ago featuring Kampong Senang and i think they had a lot of complaints from residents when they first started with organic farming using compost.
I don't understand the reaction of TC and also reaction of residents to any litter related to cats with call for "feline blood" when we see all kind of human-resulted litter in overwhelming proportion. I think cats are just easy targets! and punching bags.

5/12/06 6:41 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I think we are starting to wake up to the fact we DO have a litter problem. We're not really clean and green - in fact in some areas we're really dirty. We're just lucky we have people to pick up after us.

6/12/06 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IR should feature local cats, why go for imported species? Showcase the missing species that were killed or lost due to Singapre's rapid industralisation and HDB buildings. Look at Tampines estates, they chop off all the trees and decades later, went islandwide in search of a Tampines
tree. Then they chopped off whole rows of endangered trees along Changi...they also good in chopping off great ideas so don't have to work that work.

7/12/06 1:05 PM  

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