Adoption board overflowing
The adoption volunteer told me that there were more than 40 cats posted in the first 9 days of January. There are a lot of people posting cats but unfortunately adoptions at this period are also very low. They generally dip at the year end as people go away for holidays or prepare for festive seasons and often do not pick up again till after Chinese New Year.
If you are putting a cat up for adoption and can hold the cat, it may be best to post it a little later - with the flood of cats and kittens, chances are your cat is going to be one of many, and that it is going to have a lower probability of getting adopted.
I've noticed as well the number of people picking up cats seems to go up at the end of the year. I'm not sure if it happens because people are on leave and have more time to notice these things, or they see cats getting wet in the rain or for whatever reason, but a lot of people write in saying they have picked up a cat and can't keep it. One just wrote in yesterday - I asked them to look for the mother cat and they went back and the mother cat was there. The kitten was returned safely to the mother cat.
Heading out now to deliver cat traps and the Scarecrow to someone else who needs it.